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Who Should Consider ITC Hearing Aids?

ITC Hearing Aid Display

In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are gaining popularity as more and more people realize the benefits they have. Hearing aid technology is developing quickly and the ITC hearing aid has a greater appeal to those with mild-to-severe hearing loss.

While there are a variety of hearing aid styles available, from in the canal to behind the ear, it’s important to factor the different features and technological options these types offer when deciding what is best for you

Anyone looking for discreteness

If you are feeling self-conscious about your hearing loss, an ITC device might be perfect for your particular needs and wants. An ITC hearing aid is a good alternative because it will be made using a skin tone color to blend in with your ear and is so small that you really have to look for it to know it is there.

Younger people often feel most self-conscious about their hearing aids as losing your hearing is often associated with older age groups. However, just like glasses, there is no reason to be embarrassed about needed a little help - especially when that help is barely even noticeable.

Anyone with mild-to-severe hearing loss

As the technology has advanced, ITC hearing aids have become more popular with those who have mild-to-severe hearing loss. Though the ITC hearing aid still has a smaller battery and therefore a shorter battery life, the volume that can now be achieved is significantly better.

However, you will need to check with your audiologist before you choose an ITC hearing aid or any other in-ear designs as they are not all suitable for all types of hearing loss. Another small downside is that many smaller hearing aids such as the ITC can be difficult for you to handle if you struggle with dexterity.

Anyone who struggles on the phone

One of the great things about the ITC hearing aid is that it does not obstruct the bowl of your ear. This means that sound can travel a little more naturally making voices easier to distinguish and listen to. This also has implications for talking the phone as holding the handset to your ear should not disturb your hearing aid as it might with a BTE hearing aid design.

ITC hearing aids can have a remarkable effect on your quality of life but it is always important to chat with your audiologist to ensure that you make the right choice for your hearing needs.