Hearing aids have come a long way. Decades ago, they were speakers attached to noise catching boxes and had large headphones that hooked over your entire ear. Next came the bulky behind the ear models that you probably remember your grandparents wearing. They looked like small satellites attached to their head and usually squeaked and buzzed at inopportune times. Often, you were more likely to see those hearing aids on the table because they were uncomfortable to wear for a long time and worked intermittently.
Over the year’s technology and science of hearing aids has improved so much that now hearing aids are small and discreet that fit right into your ear canal. These hearing aids are known as invisible hearing aids (IIC) and are more powerful than a desktop computer.
One of the drawbacks of hearing aids for many people is their visibility. When someone is informed that they have hearing loss and require the use of hearing aids, their initial reaction is murky. However, this reaction may not be due to the news about their loss of hearing, but they do not want others to attach traditional hearing aids stereotypes to them.