Most Powerful Invisible Hearing Aids
If you have a moderate to severe hearing loss and would like a hearing aid that can’t be seen, you may find your options somewhat limited. The reason for this is simple- small invisible hearing aids simply aren’t powerful enough to provide the amount of gain (volume) that some moderate to severe hearing losses require. However, if you’re determined to wear an invisible-in-canal style hearing aid, you should start your journey to the right hearing aid by focusing on the hearing aid that can technically provide the most amount of gain possible.
By a long shot, the Siemens Insio binax provides the most gain in the smallest size. While most invisible hearing aids have a maximum gain of 40dB, the Insio binax can get up to over 50dB. These few decibels can make a substantial difference in your quality of hearing. Aside from being a powerful hearing aid, the Insio binax can also be remotely controlled via a smartphone app (with no other accessory needed), which is another of a few reasons why this hearing aid is in a class of it’s own.
Great! So the Insio binax will be the best for me?
Not so fast. Imagine a hearing aid sitting deep inside your ear canal. The closer the speaker of the hearing aid is to your eardrum, the louder it is going to sound. Because invisible hearing aids aren’t as powerful as other hearing aids, one of the primary goals in fitting invisible hearing aids is to get the hearing aid speaker as close to the eardrum as possible, so less gain will be required. So in essence, by placing the speaker very close to the eardrum, we are compensating for the lack of gain available in invisible hearing aids as compared to other (larger) hearing aids.
There are many factors at play in determining how close the hearing aid’s speaker can be to your eardrum, including but not limited to:
- the length, curvature, and volume of your ear canal
- the quality of the ear impression taken by your hearing provider
- the other desired features you may want in the hearing aid
As you can see, when deciding which invisible hearing aid will be the most powerful for you, it’s not always as easy as just selecting the hearing aid with the best technical specifications.
While the technical specifications are a great place to start, it is the job of your licensed hearing provider to evaluate all the factors and help you make the best decision possible.
Ready to give hearing aids a try? Before you make your purchase, be sure to read our 3-part guide on How to Buy Hearing Aids.
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