SOMERSET, N.J. — Size matters – but so does performance. When selecting hearing aids, size holds special appeal for the one in five who choose discretion over other factors. Ultimately, however, it is the ability to hear better that motivates people with hearing loss to seek a hearing solution. Now, the world’s smallest wireless hearing aid is making it possible for people with hearing loss to get the ultra-compact size they want and the better hearing they need.
The tiny new Oticon wireless IIC (Invisible-In-the-Canal) hearing device is custom fit and positioned deep in the ear canal, making it virtually invisible. For the first time, built-in wireless capabilities allow two of the tiny hearing devices to communicate with each other, supporting the way the ears work together naturally. The benefit is a more accurate spatial awareness that is essential to better hearing in all environments, especially those with surrounding conversations, such as in crowds or restaurants.
Users can also stream audio to the hearing devices from a variety of modern communication devices - turning their hearing aids into a personal mini-headset. Wireless connectivity allows users to talk hands-free on cell or home phones, enjoy music, watch TV, and much more. There is even a free app for smartphones.
A small Remote Control, roughly the size of a modern car key, provides discreet control over the hearing devices. With it, users can easily adjust the volume or switch between programs for a more personalized listening experience.