What are ITC Hearing Aids?

young woman looking forward as her hearing specialist fits a hearing aid device

Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes and have various features. So, it can be challenging to know what type of hearing aid is right for you. In this post, we’ll take a look at in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids – what they are, how they work and who might benefit from using them. Stay tuned!

How Do They Work

ITC hearing aids use tiny microphones and computer chips to adjust the sound signal based on your specific needs. They can filter out background noise, amplify speech and even provide directional cues so you can better hear where sounds are coming from. 

ITC Hearing Aids Can Be Used with Or Without a Telecoil

We all know that hearing aids can significantly help those with hearing impairments. But did you know that there are different hearing aids and that some can be used with or without a telecoil? ITC hearing aids, for example, are designed to be used with a telecoil. A telecoil is a small coil of wire that helps to improve the sound quality of the hearing aid by reducing background noise. It also makes it easier to use the hearing aid with a telephone. Of course, ITC hearing aids can also be used without a telecoil, but the sound quality will not be as good.

ITC Hearing Aids Are Designed to Be as Discreet as Possible

ITC hearing aids are designed to be discreet and comfortable. They are available in various colors and styles to match your skin tone and hair color. ITC hearing aids are custom-made to fit snugly in your ear canal and come with multiple ear tips to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. ITC hearing aids use a behind-the-ear design that is less visible than traditional hearing aids.

Batteries power ITC hearing aids and use sophisticated digital signal processing to amplify sound. In addition, ITC hearing aids come with various features, including noise reduction and feedback cancellation.

Is The ITC Hearing Aid Right for Me

ITC hearing aids are ideal for people with mild or moderate hearing loss. However, they may not suit you if you have a severe or profound loss. ITC hearing aids are less visible than other types of hearing aids, making them a good choice for people who are worried about how they will look with a hearing aid.

ITC hearing aids also tend to be more comfortable than other hearing aids. However, one disadvantage of ITC hearing aids is that they can be more prone to feedback than other types of hearing aids.

Feedback is when you hear a whistling noise from the hearing aid. This can happen if the hearing aid is not fitted correctly or if there is wax build-up in the ear canal. If you experience feedback from your ITC hearing aid, you should see an audiologist to get it checked out.

If you have a hearing impairment, talk to your audiologist about which type of hearing aid would be best for you.