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A Guide to In-the-Ear Hearing Aids

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When you are looking for a hearing aid for yourself or a loved one, you are going to come across many different options. One of these is the in-the-ear hearing aid which is a common choice on the market right now. These are usually popular with people who have mild to moderate hearing loss, and if you want to know more about them, keep reading below to find out more.

How they work

In-the-ear hearing aids are different from other hearing aids and are custom made for each wearer because they need to be able to fit inside your ear. This means that you are going to need to see your audiologist to have a mold created so that you can be sure it is the perfect fit. One of the biggest benefits of having a custom earpiece that fits perfectly inside is that it eliminates feedback. This can hinder your hearing further by messing with the sound that your hearing aid is receiving, providing you with an uncomfortable experience. This isn’t going to be an issue when you use in-the-ear hearing aids, because this problem is all but eliminated. 

Discreet

Perhaps one of the best things about in-the-ear hearing aids is that they are discreet. Nobody needs to know that they are there unless they are specifically looking for them. This type of hearing aid is so small that to the untrained eye they would just look like a part of your ear. Many companies even offer you the option to get a skin-colored hearing aid so that it blends in with your ear better. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, but if you are worried about your appearance then this is certainly something to consider. 

Comfortable

As we discussed above, in-the-ear hearing aids are custom made to fit in the wearer's ear. This means that they are going to be comfortable to wear, and you shouldn’t experience any issues with movement or discomfort when you are wearing them. Your audiologist will make sure that they fit right before they send you off, but if something doesn’t feel right, then it is important for you to tell your audiologist when you are at the appointment for the fitting. They will then be able to address any issues that you have, and ensure that you have the most comfortable experience possible when wearing your hearing aids. 

Made to suit your budget

Just because you need to have these tailor-made, doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to be within your price range. Even the lowest-priced hearing aids are going to have all of the essential features that you need to get your hearing back to the highest possible standard. Speak to your audiologist to find out more about pricing and affordability when it comes to in the ear hearing aids.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and that you now know more about in the ear hearing aids. Consult your audiologist if you have any further questions. 

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