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What are ITC Hearing Aids?

in the canal hearing aid demonstrated in model ear canal

Hearing loss is a very common experience that many people have to face in their lives, and it’s important that you educate yourself on it as early as possible. No one is immune to experiencing hearing loss, so be prepared for it in the event that you encounter it later in life can be a great help, and you’ll know what you should do as soon as possible. It’s important that you know not to panic, as there are many ways to go about hearing loss - with treatments being very noninvasive to your personal life.

Your Hearing Health

Your hearing health is very important, and you should make sure you’re doing your best to take care of it. There are many external factors that can cause you to experience hearing loss, but they’re easily avoided if you’re educated on what might damage your hearing. Our ears are very sensitive to both frequencies and physical touch, so you should make sure you understand the limits of your own ears.

You should make sure that at no point are you putting any physical objects inside your ears, no matter the reason. If you have a problem with your ears, and you suspect that there is an object inside; earwax or something else, you should visit someone who can help you get that sorted. An audiologist, for example, can help to get that removed and treated. It saves you from risking your hearing health over something that can be dealt with by someone else.

Loud volumes and high-pitched frequencies can also be damaging to your hearing health, and although it might not show straight away, you should avoid pushing your limits. Making sure to wear ear protection when being present in loud environments, and ensuring that you don’t listen to music too loudly through your devices can be a great help when protecting your hearing health.

Hearing loss treatments

While many cases of hearing loss aren’t reversible, you should know that there are still effective treatments out there. The most likely treatment that you will encounter is going to be hearing aids. There are several different styles of hearing aids, including the more discreet variety, in the canal (ITC).

ITC Hearing Aids

As the name suggests, this style of hearing aid sits within your ear canal, making it much more discreet than the other styles, but it also comes with its drawbacks. When choosing your hearing aid, it’s important that you pick the style that fits most comfortably within your lifestyle and preference, as you’re going to be relying on them to make your life easier.

There are many reasons as to why you might be interested in going with ITC hearing aids, and you should know what benefits they have to offer you. While they aren’t the most discreet form of hearing aid, they are still quite small and sit comfortably inside your ear. They’re also more powerful than you would expect, which makes them a great choice for those with a stronger case of hearing loss.

Due to their large surface area, you’ll find that they are much more likely to sit better in your ears, and they will have a harder time becoming lose in response to a lot of talking or jaw movements.

One of the best parts about ITC is that they are sculpted to properly fit your ears. If you’re going to have a hearing aid in often and for long periods of time, you’ll want something that is a snug fit and doesn’t cause any unnecessary friction. Having your hearing aid made to be a custom-fit is a solution to that.

Who should you visit?

If you feel like you might be experiencing hearing loss, or know that you are in need of a hearing aid, it’s a good idea to see an audiologist. Audiologists have studied hearing and hearing health extensively, and you can be sure that your hearing health is in safe hands. Even if you just need to have a test done on your ears, or need advice on hearing health concerns - your audiologist can be of help to you.

If it does turn out that you are in need of a hearing aid, your audiologist can help you decide on the best style for you, and also give you some advice on maintaining it.

If you would like to learn more about hearing aids or the Arkansas Professional Hearing Care, you can reach out at 501-614-7904.