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Welcome to IHP’s hearing aids and devices page, here you will see an overview of the fantastic life changing hearing products we offer. You can be sure we have the right product for you ready and waiting for fitting at your local independent store. All of our members offer the latest products not always available through the high street chains.
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Hearing Aid Technology Has Evolved
Hearing Aids have evolved dramatically over the last 10-15 years. The latest digital hearing aids are packed with technology and offer the best sound quality and comfort possible. Millions of people in the UK suffer from some level of hearing loss, with most not addressing the issue until the problem is severe. Gone are the days of bulky beige hearing aids that we all imagine. Today’s hearing aids can be completely hidden. The chances are you have spoken to someone who wears modern hearing aids and didn’t even notice!
Types Of Hearing Aids
IIC (Invisible in Canal)
IIC is more than just a tiny hearing aid. It is the perfect combination of maximum hearing performance and minimum size. It is custom crafted to fit entirely in your ear canal, using computer-aided design and the latest generation of advanced materials. Wearing comfort is guaranteed while consistently delivering outstanding sound quality.
These devices fit completely in the canal (CIC). Only the head of a tiny plastic line with which you insert or remove the instrument shows above the canal. Although CIC instruments offer aesthetic appeal, the structure of some individuals’ ears (e.g. those with a very narrow canal) may make this style unsuitable for them.
In-the-canal (ITC) instruments are smaller still, featuring an earmould that fits down in to the ear canal and a smaller portion that faces out into the outer ear. They are discreet, yet partially visible within the outer ear and accommodate a mild to mildly severe hearing loss.
In-the-ear instruments house their technology components in a custom-formed earmould that fits within the outer portion of the ear. ITE’s are appropriate for wearers with a mild to severe hearing loss and feature easy-to-use controls which are ideal for those with limited manual dexterity
BTE instruments rest behind the ear and house the device’s technology. A clear plastic tube then directs amplified sound into an earmould inside the ear canal. Behind-the-ear instruments are often the most durable hearing devices and a few are even waterproof. Compared to smaller, in-the-ear instruments, they hold more circuitry and offer greater amplification.