Do you know that hearing aids can be small and powerful too?
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving which brings us hearing aids that are becoming much smaller and more powerful. Invisible, in-the-canal hearing aids are what many prefer when making hearing aid decision to help them hear better. In addition to the cosmetic appeal, eligible users also enjoy better sound quality from custom-made aids, among other features.
One common misconception is that elderly users cannot use custom-made hearing aid. From our extensive clinical experience, we are happy to share that many of our senior users actually finds it more comfortable and easy to use custom-made hearing aid models over behind-the-ear model. When a user finds an aid comfortable and easy to use, they build confidence and are aspired to wear it more. When they wear it often, it helps them to relearn sounds and hears better leading to the desired successful hearing outcome.
Another group of potential users who are not able to use and benefit from such custom-made models are Asians due to their small ear canal sizes. This is set to change with the upcoming introduction of Virto B-Titanium, the new invisible, in-the-ear hearing aid made from by Phonak, a Swiss company with over 70 years of history.
Custom-made from medical grade titanium, small (aid) just becomes smaller. Titanium is also renowned for their strength and durability. The new thinner hearing aid shell allows the use of more powerful components to deliver better sound quality.
As Audiologists, we are excited that this exciting development now provides for a bigger fitting range to benefit a bigger hearing impaired community.