Complete and Partial Canal Hearing Aids

You’ve consulted an audiologist who is a hearing aid specialist and decided that it’s time to get a hearing aid. Congratulations! Soon you’ll be hearing the world more clearly than you have in a long time. But which type of hearing aid is right for you? Completely-in-the-canal and -in-the-canal hearing aids have many similarities (besides their cumbersome names), advantages and disadvantages.

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is the least visible. It fits inside your ear and is best for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. This type of hearing device is well-suited for people who spend a lot of time on the phone.

One great advantage to the completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is clear sound. Because it fits snugly inside the ear very little wind noise gets picked up.

An in-the-canal hearing aid only fits partially into the ear canal and is slightly more visible than a completely-in-the-canal model. It’s best for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss and is also convenient for phone use. In-the-canal hearing aids do offer extra features, but the small size of the device can make adjustments difficult.

If a hearing test has concluded that your hearing loss is mild to moderate and you want the least visible hearing accessory possible, the completely-in-the-canal and in-the-canal models are both excellent choices that will improve your hearing and your life.

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