In this post we’ll take a look at hearing aid styles. Depending on the individual, this tends to be either the most or least important aspect in the decision-making process.  

Vanity is a legitimate concern. We get it and completely understand if you're checking yourself out in the mirror every morning when you put the hearing device in! :D  

Hearing aids today do not look like the devices your parents or grandparents wore. If you’re blessed with a decent set of hair, odds are no one will even notice you have them in!  


The industry currently has two primary types of hearing aids. One style has a small shell that rests behind the ear, with a hair-like wire that transfers sound inside the ear canal. The second style fits entirely in the ear.  


While the behind-the-ear option comprises the bulk of the hearing aid market, the improvement in technology for devices fitting deep in the ear canal (invisible hearing aids) has allowed providers to successfully fit patients looking for a more customized option. 


Invisible is no longer a marketing gimmick. Starkey with its Picasso IIC, Lyric and the Virto B titanium from Phonak, and similar options from Oticon, Signia, Widex and the rest of the manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of invisible hearing devices.  


Out of all the factors influencing a decision, aesthetics is no longer a valid reason to not consider hearing aids. Unless someone is literally peering into your ear, hearing devices are virtually invisible. And, unless it’s your spouse or partner, you might want to question why they’re that close to begin with!  


For an in-depth comparison of hearing aid options and prices, check out the earbrowse marketplace to shop hearing aids from local providers!