A custom hearing aid is a hearing aid that is made specifically for the individual’s ear.
What is a Custom Hearing Aid?
Custom hearing aids are often more effective than non-custom hearing aids because they fit more snugly in the ear and provide better sound quality.
This means that the hearing aid is molded to the exact shape of the ear canal and the pinna (the outer ear).
What is the Smallest Custom Hearing Aid?
The smallest custom hearing aid is the Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) hearing aid. IIC hearing aids are so small that they are completely hidden in the ear canal. They are ideal for people who want a discreet hearing aid that is not visible to others.
Is Custom Hearing Protection Better?
Yes, custom hearing protection is generally considered to be better than non-custom hearing protection. Custom hearing protection is molded to the exact shape of the ear, which means that it fits more snugly and provides better protection from noise. Custom hearing protection is also more comfortable to wear than non-custom hearing protection.
How Long Does it Take to Make a Custom Hearing Aid?
The amount of time it takes to make a custom hearing aid varies depending on the type of hearing aid and the manufacturer. However, it typically takes 2-4 weeks to receive a custom hearing aid after the initial fitting appointment.