Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) Hearing Aids
Invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids are a type of small-size, discreet hearing aid. This custom-fit hearing aid fits entirely inside the ear canal and is virtually invisible to other people. Usually, IIC hearing aids come with fitted extraction cords for easy insertion and removal.
Since an IIC hearing aid is deep-fitting, it minimizes occlusion (hearing one’s own voice too loudly), which may be a problem with hearing aids located closer to the outer ear.
Please contact a hearing professional at East Tennessee Audiologists in Lenoir City, TN, today for more information on how this type of hearing aid may help you.
IIC Hearing Aid Benefits
The main advantage of an IIC hearing aid is its compact size and near-invisibility. Many people feel self-conscious about wearing hearing aids, and an IIC hearing aid provides the perfect discreet solution.
Since the microphone is located in the air canal in this type of hearing aid, it is optimal for preserving natural sound quality, especially when using the phone.
IIC Hearing Aids: Are They For You?
IIC hearing aids are a good fit for patients with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Because the receiver in an IIC hearing aid is so small, it makes the device slightly less potent than other hearing aid types.
IIC aid users may also encounter issues with background noise, discomfort due to unique ear anatomy, and microphone damage from earwax build-up. Additionally, people who have trouble handling very small items may also struggle with inserting and removing IIC hearing aids.
Leading Technologies in IIC Hearing Aids
Do you believe an IIC hearing aid might be the answer to your needs? Our audiologists at East Tennessee Audiologists in Lenoir City, TN, are awaiting your call at (865) 816-6525.
Call us at (865) 816-6525 to schedule your hearing test appointment today.
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