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Small Hearing Aids to Fit Your Lifestyle
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So, you are suffering from hearing loss and know it is time for hearing aids. Thanks to a lot of development and technology in the world of hearing loss and hearing aids, there are many different styles and types of hearing aids, including various sizes. If you are looking for small hearing aids to fit your lifestyle, you’re not alone. Soundwave Hearing offers small hearing aids to fit your lifestyle that work for almost everyone with mild to moderate hearing loss who are 18 years and older. Though many people in need of hearing aids want small hearing aids, it is important to know the features of modern hearing aids, and answer all your other questions about small hearing aids.
Small Hearing Aids: Everything You Need to Know
All hearing aids use the same basic parts to carry sounds regardless of size. Many people prefer small hearing aids because they are discreet. We can help you determine if small hearing aids are the right fit for you.
Types of Small Hearing Aids
There are a few different types of small hearing aids:
- BTE: Behind the Ear
- IIC: Invisible in the Canal (or invisible hearing aids)
- CIC: Completely in the Canal
- ITE: In the Ear
Pros of Small Hearing Aids
There are several pros to choosing small hearing aids. They tend to fit into most people’s active lifestyles because they allow you to go about your day-to-day life and activities without much interruption. Learn more about the advantages of small hearing aids:
Attractive and Discreet
Some people prefer to wear a small, discreet hearing aid that does not interfere with their lifestyle. At Soundwave Hearing, we are working to dispel the stigma of wearing hearing aids and make it easier for everyone to access hearing aids.
Comfortable and Lightweight
Because of their nature, small hearing aids are lightweight and meant to fit inside your ear canal or behind your ear, so they are comfortable for most hearing aid wearers.
Ability to Utilize Telephones and Headsets
The position of small hearing aids enables you to still use a cell phone or headphones over your ears.
Unlikely to Transmit Feedback
The proximity of small hearing aids to the eardrum means they need less power to transmit sound and they are less likely to produce feedback or whistling sounds into the ear that can ultimately damage your hearing even more.
Cons of Small Hearing Aids
Though there are some excellent features of small hearing aids, there are also some cons you should be aware of before you make a purchase decision.
More Frequent Changing of Batteries
With smaller hearing aids, you must change your batteries more often.
Easier to Lose
Due to their smaller nature, small hearing aids can be easier to lose. (And they can be expensive to replace!) Small hearing aids can also be dangerous around children and pets.
The features of smaller hearing aids can be limited because there simply isn’t room for all of the modern features that are common on the latest hearing aids.
Controls Are Harder to Feel
The controls on tiny hearing aids can be difficult to see and feel, and the smaller batteries can be more difficult to replace.
Not a Good Fit for Everyone
Small hearing aids don’t fit in everyone’s ear canal. If you have a short or differently-shaped ear canal, they might be difficult to wear.
Not Ideal for Severe Hearing Loss
Small hearing aids are usually not the right fit for those who have severe or more advanced hearing loss.
What Are the Smallest Hearing Aids?
The smallest hearing aids are also called invisible hearing aids or invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids. For some, invisible hearing aids are worth the extra money.
Sontro® Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids are a great compromise. Their dimensions are .31"W x 1.07"H x .52" D each. They are small enough not to intrude on your daily activities, but you are not at risk of many of the cons of small hearing aids.
The Benefits of Modern Hearing Aids
Size isn’t everything regarding hearing aids. It is also important when you are choosing the right hearing aids for you that you consider their features. Our Sontro Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids are artificially intelligent and completely customizable. No trip to the doctor is required to get your pair of top-of-the-line, premium, modern hearing aids. We allow you to test, customize, and perfectly adjust your hearing aids from the comfort of your home. Our hearing aids pair with our otoTune® app to give you better hearing. The two combine to blend artificial intelligence, Bluetooth technology, and patented software to help you rejoin your friends and family’s conversations and life.
What If My Small Hearing Aids Don’t Fit?
Every pair of Sontro OTC Hearing Aids comes with a receiver measurement tool to help you find the right size receiver (speaker). Though our hearing aids are meant to be one size fits most, there are some exceptions. The receiver measurement tool helps you measure your ear in case you need a shorter or longer receiver. If that is the case, you can exchange your receiver for free. We are happy to assist you.
Get Small Hearing Aids to Fit Your Lifestyle at Soundwave Hearing
If you want to get effective yet small hearing aids to fit your lifestyle, check out our Sontro OTC Hearing Aids from Soundwave Hearing. The first step to finding the right hearing aids is our free online hearing test. The most important thing is to choose the right hearing aids for your degree of hearing loss and lifestyle. Soundwave Hearing is here to help you find the right hearing aids.