It's no secret that hearing technology is advancing at a significant pace, and the introduction of immensely popular “invisible in canal” (IIC) style hearing aids is a remarkable testament to this development. Appeared in the market several years ago, invisible aids have managed to be the most preferred choice among people who are concerned about their appearance while wearing a hearing aid.
While a number of manufacturers are offering IIC, here are 4 brands that offer invisible aids that are as good as advertised and get strong recommendations from audiologists and users.
>> Starkey – Having had discovered the first ever in-canal and the first custom digital invisible hearing aid, Starkey has seen much popularity in the industry. The brand offers some of the best IIC's that sit deep within the canal and are barely visible to casual observers. Added to that, the SoundLens is the smallest and most advanced of the custom-made invisible range offered by the brand. What's more, the aid is loaded with all of the leading advance technology and is custom fit to one's specific needs and unique ear canal shape.
>> Phonak – The manufacturer of the world's first 100% invisible hearing device – Lyric. Phonak is leading the industry with its quality and exceptional hearing solutions that provide the people with hearing loss or injury with a seamless listening experience, even in the most challenging listening situations or environments. Only a few years old, Lyric is a popular offering by the brand that is extremely tiny and fits deep and comfortably in the ear canal. However all models are exceptionally efficient and equipped with features like Sound Recover and Whistle Block, the Nano models including Virto Q30 Nano, Virto Q50 Nano, Virto Q70 Nano and Virto Q90 Nano are highly recommended by audiologists.
>> Oticon IIC – The brand is making quite a buzz with its new IIC devices that combine all the benefits of invisible hearing aids to help users deliver an outstanding listening performance. Oticon offers wireless technology across the entire range, enabling users to stream audio from a number of devices including TV, mobile phone, landline and computers.
>> Widex – Known for offering high-performing hearing solutions, Widex has recently come up with essentially invisible yet comfortable IIC aids that are custom-tailor to suit the individual hearing needs. The Dream range from Widex has proved to be the optimum solution for mild to severe hearing loss. Not only does the range use state-of-the-art technology, but it also enables users to choose features according to their needs and keep them from spending extra prices for unwanted features.