Invisible hearing aids are one of the most requested items in the hearing aid industry. Invisible hearing aids help those concerned about hearing aids being too visible by adding discretion, allowing the wearer to feel more comfortable about requiring a hearing device. In this post, we guide you through everything you need to know about discreet hearing devices.
Getting StartedInvisible hearing aids have greatly improved over the years and the worry of wearing a device can be eliminated, thanks to small, in the canal devices. Hearing aids come in a variety of styles, looks, and colour tones, demonstrating that invisible hearing aids are designed with discretion in mind. Invisible aids present the wearer with a subtle alternative for a hearing device, and at Hearing Direct we stock a fine collection of invisible hearing aids.
Break The StigmaThe necessity to wear hearing aids is still largely associated with the profoundly deaf or the elderly, although the degree of social acceptance and tolerance does seem to be changing. Many people suffering from a hearing impairment are afraid that if they acknowledge their condition, society will label them as ‘deaf’ or ‘old’, although these words should be avoided when describing any type of hearing impairment. Some people view hearing aids as unsightly and develop and anti-hearing aid attitude which could impact the quality of their life. Invisible hearing aids restore positivism on wearing a hearing device and remove any stigma associated with hearing loss. Nevertheless, many people seek hearing aids that are as invisible and discreet as possible. The desire to have an invisible hearing aid is based on concern and the idea of wearing a discreet device is for others to not necessarily know you suffer from hearing loss. But why is it important for this to be a secret? Because society mistakenly believes some or all of the following in relation to diminished hearing:
- It labels you as ‘deaf’
- It labels you as ‘old’
Hearing Aids For EveryoneAvoiding labels is what invisible models were designed for. Not only are they here to improve your quality of hearing, but hi-tech digital hearing aids are here to ease the worry of having a hearing impairment. Nevertheless, many people look for a hearing aid that is as invisible and discreet as possible. In the absence of a more common term, ‘deaf’ is often misused to describe someone with poor hearing instead of ‘hard of hearing’ or ‘hearing impaired’. The reason that we associate diminished hearing with age is very clear – as we grow older, our hearing deteriorates in the same way that our eyesight and other senses do. For example, we do not usually refer to someone who uses glasses or contact lenses as ‘blind’ as they can still see but may need some help for close-up or distance vision.
New TechnologiesOne of the main reasons for the emergence of invisible hearing aids is the degree of refinement in technology and management solutions available. The first true hearing aid (rather than hearing trumpet) could only have been invented after the introduction of electricity, so it is a no great wonder that hearing solutions and attitudes towards them are very different to those who require glasses, which has existed for hundreds of years. Further developments mean a focus can be applied to design and functionality. Hearing aids are getting smaller, weigh less, and pack more features than ever before. That means, that one day, all hearing devices could be virtually invisible. But for now, the current marketplace offers many options.
Invisible Hearing Aids From Hearing DirectAt HearingDirect, you can find a number of discreet models. We house a selection of reliable and powerful devices designed for mild to moderate hearing loss, from ITE (In the Ear) to BTE (Behind The Ear) aids. Most commonly, invisible aids are placed in the ear canal. Our online store is home to an ITC range which includes our own brand of affordable devices. The HD 250 Digital Hearing Aid is one of our most popular hearing aids for the most discerning of wearers. With its contemporary and subtle design for ultimate discretion and pin-sharp natural sound, the HD 250 offers a comprehensive solution. There’s no need to visit an audiologist for a fitting, as one size fits all. The HD 250 represents one of our most affordable devices. It includes the fundamental features you'd expect from any aid such as:
- Speech enhancement
- Feedback shield
- Programmable to match your needs