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Great News If Your Partner Snores | QuietOn Sleep Review
Great News If Your Partner Snores | QuietOn Sleep Review By Joe Newell, snorementor.com Getting a restful night’s sleep has always been a challenge for me. Ever since I was a child, I have been a light sleeper. When I moved to the city a few years ago, my lack of quality, uninterrupted sleep turned into a way of life. I was at the point of desperation. The QuietOn Sleep noise-cancelling earplugs have been a lifesaver for me. Low-Frequency Noises Until now, nothing has stuck or proven to be an effective way for me to sleep more deeply. When a friend of mine introduced me to the QuietOn Sleep Earbuds, I could hardly wait to go home and research them. If you are anything like me and have struggled with being a light sleeper at any time in your life, you may already know that low-frequency noises, anything between 20 and 200 HZ, are one of the biggest culprits in sleep disturbance. Some low-frequency noises come from natural sources such as wind, thunder and ocean waves. Other low-frequency noises come from artificial sources in urban environments. These include machinery, transportation, and air movement. The city is full of people and noises. Normal earplugs cannot filter these sounds out, and I have tried a lot of earplugs searching for relief. The QuietOn Sleep Active Noise Cancelling technology, developed by Nokia, works exceptionally well in canceling out low-frequency noises. I ordered the earplugs that day. Order your QuietOn Features One of the biggest selling points for me with these was the fact that they do NOT have Bluetooth capability. The last thing I want is some frequency emitting right into my ear while I’m trying to sleep. They do not have the capacity to connect to any music-playing device, either. These are strictly noise-canceling earplugs. QuietOn earbuds use active noise-reduction and active noise-canceling technology with a microphone and speaker to cancel out a sound using phase-shifting. The result is a restful night’s sleep filled with peace and quiet. Another great feature is the ability to switch between sleep and hearing mode. This is ideal if you want to use them for work, or if you have sleeping babies and still want to be able to hear them. To determine which mode is set, simply snap your fingers close to the device. The battery is said to last 20 hours after a full charge; however, I have yet to use them for that long. I have a very long flight coming up in a couple of months and will test that claim and report back. The QuietOn carrying case doubles as a charger, which is very convenient. Simply place the earplugs into the charging case and plug in a USB charger. The lights on the case will illuminate while they are charging and switch off when they are fully charged. Charging takes an hour. The fact that these are so incredibly easy to use, with no buttons or settings, and no pesky wires, make them a highly viable option for anyone who needs a better night’s sleep. QuietOn features three sizes of foam tips for ultimate comfort. Every ear is different, and QuietOn has small, medium, and large tips so you can find the right fit. They are fitted with the medium size as a default, but if you need a different size, simply twist off and rotate and push the new ear tip into place. Then place the ear tips firmly in your ear and rotate backwards to ensure they are airtight. I also liked the founder’s story about his stress levels dropping once he purchased noise-canceling headphones in the middle of a busy airport. I totally understood what he meant by that, as really noisy crowded areas sometimes raise my anxiety. I’m excited to use these at the airport and in other situations where there may be a crowd of people and activity. Warranty One of the most impressive features of QuietOn Sleep earbuds is the one-year warranty for customers outside of the EU, and a two-year warranty for EU customers. While the foam tips are not covered under this warranty, they are durable. For the price of these earbuds, it’s good to know their technology and craftsmanship are protected. First Impressions Before I used these earplugs, my quality of life was suffering significantly due to my sensitivity to sleep disturbances. It affected my relationships, my health, and my career. Since receiving the noise-canceling earplugs in the mail about a month ago, not only have I not been waking up to the slightest noises at night, but I have been feeling so much better. I am less grumpy and irritable, easier to be around, and I have more energy to do the things I need to do. It is hard to say right now whether these are a short-term fix or will be a long-term solution, but I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t be. They are wireless, comfortable to wear, and I barely notice them in my ears when I’m trying to fall asleep. They are portable and easy to charge so I can use them on flights, at work, and anywhere I’m trying to focus and block out distractions. My wife tried them, and they tuned out my huffing and puffing when tossing and turning, so she appreciated a good night’s sleep! Final Verdict In today’s fast-paced society, it is an understatement to say that there is not enough emphasis on the importance of getting enough sleep. It is said that anywhere from 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation. The short-term consequences of inadequate sleep include fatigue, low energy, cognitive issues, and poor coordination. Long-term effects of sleep disturbance are severe and even life-threatening, including obesity, hypertension, and heart disease. Knowing the facts doesn’t always help our situation, and if you’re anything like me, it sometimes made it worse to know that I was trying everything to get better sleep, and I just could not find a viable solution. Purchasing the QuietOn Noise Cancelling earbuds was an investment in my health, and one of the best investments I have ever made. I recommend these to anyone who is suffering from the consequences of inadequate sleep, for those who may not be suffering but want to ensure they are getting a solid eight hours each night, and for anyone who wants to help out a loved one who is suffering. The results have been life-changing, and I am so grateful for this product.
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QuietOn- Back to School
  Students share their experiences with active noise cancelling earbuds for studying A quiet environment is certainly an essential factor for concentration and effectiveness. Especially in these times when libraries and universities are mostly closed and public spaces are just slowly opening, finding an ideal place to study can be challenging. Although many students are currently enjoying their summer holidays away from homework or exams, others have to give their best and concentrate fully even during the hottest days of the year: Sini and Elisa are among them. While Sini is still facing deadlines for several assignments, Elisa is just a few steps away from finally obtaining her master degree in biology – only some fine-tuning of the master thesis still needs to be done. Music vs. Active noise cancelling “Normally, I can concentrate quite well at home. I also listen to relaxing music from time to time while studying, but sometimes I just need silence, especially when going through articles. Besides, it is often hot in my room, especially now in summer. Most cafes and their terraces have opened again, so it’s nice to go there for an hour or two and write my thesis.” But even there it is often noisy, she says. “My favorite café faces the road, so even the town’s best tea cannot help me to focus completely.” Her much needed portion of quietude in the shape of noise cancelling earbuds for studying, ready to be used whenever needed, arrived just in time. “The technology really works. They’re tiny, fit comfortably inside the ears and allow me to enjoy the summer outside, while efficiently focusing on the very last stage of my studies.” Active noise cancelling can help to concentrate on studies Sini’s assignments, on the other hand, usually look different: “I am studying journalism and am often even dependent on headphones because of editing videos and audio, for example”, she explains. Since the earbuds do not have any connectivity and their purpose is to provide quieter moments, they might not be helpful in those cases. However, she also needs to write essays or articles and especially in those situations it can be disturbing when her two roommates play video games, listen to music or otherwise engage in loud activities in the shared apartment. “In the last few months we have all been at home for the most part due to the pandemic. Of course you easily get distracted, but that doesn’t make the assignments disappear.” It is in these moments in particular that the earplugs help her a lot. “Writing has become easier and faster when finally being surrounded by silence again. I feel much more productive and I even have time for leisure activities in the evenings again, such as growing new plants and enjoying the long summer evenings.” She is also very pleased with the design of the product, she says. “The charger is very practical, and the device really looks stylish and classy.” We wish the students much success and many more productive and quiet moments with QuietOn active noise cancelling earbuds. Trying to focus on work at the home office? Learn more about how QuietOn helps you to efficiently get things done.
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Hello Clients, We hope you and your family are doing well and keeping safe. Last few months have been very interesting for all of us and we have adapted to the new reality. Many of you had reached out to us and I am glad we were able to assist. Sometimes our response might have been slower than usual, we sincerely apologise. But I can assure you that our team worked very hard to attend to your needs while maintaining safety and adapting to the everchanging environment. We served over 1,000 clients during this time. Now we are ready and OPEN for our community. As one of the leading hearing healthcare clinic, we're committed to keeping you safe, healthy and connected and we promise to be with you through the ups and the downs. We understand that Covid-19 is a marathon not a sprint. We have innovated and evolved our processes keeping you in mind. Our upmost goal is to enhance our client’s and team’s wellness and safety. 8 ways to keep you safe:
  1. Enhanced sanitation measures- Enhanced sanitation between visits of the clinical room and equipment, protective clothing, frequent hand washing and monitoring our health.
  2. Spaced scheduling- We are carefully implementing measures to ensure your safety by spacing appointments and ensuring that all clinic visits are prescheduled.
  3. Covid-19 pre-screening- We are also screening clients before their appointment to ensure that they are not experiencing any signs of illness and We are always happy to reschedule if you are not feeling well.
  4. Universal masking- For your safety, our team is equipped with protective gear and we request all clients to wear their masks for their appointment.
  5. Contact-less audiology- As an early adapter of contactless audiology, we are fully equipped to provide many of our services contactless. For example, curb side pick-up or drop-off, video or telephone consultations, remote hearing aids programming.
  6. Online self-help tools- We have added troubleshooting video’s and tools on our website for most common hearing aids related issues.
  7. Enhanced our web-store- We have added more products on our webstore including hearing aid batteries and we can ship using Canada Post expedited services or Purolator.
  8. Contact-less payments- We now have an ability to process payments online or over the phone and we have increased tap limits on our terminals..
As a small Canadian business, we will continue to work to provide a safe and healthy environment for you and our team.  Whether it is in the clinic or remotely, it is our goal to provide you with the best hearing care experience. Please call our clinic if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment! Thanks, Vineeta Ojha Chief Client Officer Hearing Excellence A Canadian Business serving Canadians
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Covid-19: A Paradigm Shift
Author- Vineeta Ojha, Chief Client Officer, Hearing Excellence   Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! At the time of global crisis. Team Hearing Excellence stands true to its commitment. Come and Experience the Difference. Difference is not only in the amazing service we deliver when we are serving the clients, but difference is also when our community needs us. I am so proud of Team HEI, even before the authorities started to talk about precautions to be taken to stop the Covid-19 spread. All our clinics had stepped up our screening, sanitization and client service protocols. The team was ahead of the curve. It was important for us to keep our clients and our TEAM safe. I am so proud of Team HEI,  that even before the authorities talked about social distancing and lockdowns, our team put our client's and community's safely before our personal priorities and collectively decided to provide emergency services only. Now that I have lot's of time to retrospect the situation, what is happening is not pretty, but it has taught us so much. We humans are fairly adaptable and  tolerant. I am so thankful to our clients who have so well adapted to the circumstances. In the last 3 weeks we have helped over 300 clients and they all have been so thankful, even though the service levels due to restrictions are quite different than normal. I am so thankful to our team members who have come out with innovative ideas to helo our client in need. Through regular conference calls, they have kept our morale's high and made efforts to stay connected with each other. On this note, I would like show my deepest gratitude to all HEI clients, I must say, WE HAVE THE BEST CLIENTS EVER. Working with you remotely during these tough times, makes me feel that I am blessed to have you all as a part of our HEI family. So THANK you ?? for being AMAZING! In the end, HEI team members stood strong behind the company and for the clients. I get teary just thinking about all the kindness I have seen from all of you. “ Thank you OUR CLIENTS, and thank you Team A” (as we always called ourselves). Last but  not the least, Thank you to my little 7 year old monkey (my son), your adaptability and understanding toward needs of HEI is phenomenal! You are a big part of HEI success ! So Thank you ! Together we all will make IT HAPPEN!
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Hearing Excellence Response to COVID19
  Dear Client, As a valued member of the Hearing Excellence family, you trust us to take care of your hearing health. We promise to do so safely, comfortably and responsibly. Today, as we all come to terms with an unprecedented health challenge in COVID-19 (Coronavirus), these values are more important to us than ever. Therefore, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some insight into the different steps that we are taking to meet and exceed the highest standards of safety and hygiene. The health and safety of our clients and our team is our highest priority.  Also, our priority is to be responsible towards our vendors and delivery partners. We are in regular communication with our teams to follow protocols that support everyone’s health and wellbeing. Some of our protocols are outlined below:
  • Reinforcing our already rigorous infection prevention and control standards and the clinic operating procedures and personal hygiene.
  • For your comfort, sanitizing stations are set up at the entrance of our clinics.
  • Constantly encouraging our team members to ensure frequent hand washing and continual sanitation of all high touch surfaces in our clinics.
  • Pre-screening our clients mainly regarding current health conditions and recent travel history at the time of appointment booking/ confirmation to ensure a safe environment at our clinics. If you have a flu-like symptoms or have traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days. Please inform us prior to your appointment.
  • We are also monitoring our teams’ health very closely and have put support protocols in place.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and following the direction of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) which maintains a low public health risk advisory for Canada at this time. But being proactive, we are ensuring that our standards are being strictly adhered to and that we had the right action plans in place as the situation evolves. In many years of serving our community, Hearing Excellence has faced many challenges and always emerged stronger. We were able to do so because we put you, our customer, at the heart of our organization. With that commitment in mind, I am confident that we will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic as well. As you know Team Hearing Excellence will go further to take care of you. Thank you for being part of the Hearing Excellence family. Yours Sincerely, Sharad Ojha President, Hearing Excellence inc.
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Why You Need QuietOn Earplugs in Toronto!

QuietOn active noise cancelling earplugs made a splash on the tech scene a few years ago but very few Canadians know about these great earplugs and their versatile uses.  Lets start first by explaining what these earplugs are and any they are different!

What Are QuietOn Earplugs?

QuietOn earplugs are electronic earplugs that offer active noise cancelling technology to block out noise.  Sounds like magic right?  What all that means is that it has a microphone that listens for the noise around you and then cancels out that noise via a speaker in your ear.  QuietOn explains it like this:

Active noise cancelling uses a microphone to sample the sound, and a speaker to create a phase-shifted sound that cancels the original sound.

In QuietOn, the microphone that samples the sound is located right inside the ear canal! This means that QuietOn can more accurately produce anti-noise that results in good noise cancellation at the ear drum. By locating the microphone in the air volume of the ear canal, QuietOn is also able to reduce noise that is conducted by the skull into the ear.

How This Can Apply To Your Life in Toronto!

Commuting In Toronto

Whether you take the Go Train, TTC buses or subway or trams these earplugs can provide you peace and quiet to focus on a great book, complete some extra work or just avoid all the noise around you.

Noisy Construction

Whether you live by it or work by it construction season in Toronto can disrupt your ability to focus on work, rest, read a book and more.

You Live or Work by Pearson Airport

If you are one of the fortunate ones to work or live by Pearson these earplugs are perfect for drowning out aircraft noise!

Walking Around Downtown Toronto

Anything downtown can be noisy, enjoy the city in silence by wearing QuietOn earplugs which can block out the noise, traffic, sirens and much more.

Working in the Many Manufacturing Jobs In the GTA

QuietOn's are perfect earplugs for construction, manufacturing and industrial workers.  They allow you to protect your hearing more effectively than any foam or silicone earplug can!

Quiet In a Downtown Condo

Condos aren't built like they used to.  Sirens and traffic noise, noisy neighbours can disrupt your time to relax in your home.  Active noise cancelling earplugs can give you the quiet to relax at home!

Focus in a Noisy Office

It's hard to focus and concentrate with all the noise of the common open office designs in the Toronto area.  These earplugs will allow you to concentrate and get your work done!

Take them when you travel

They are also perfect if you travel to block out airplane noise, crying babies, loud talkers, loud eaters and so much more!  Traveling will never be the same!

As you can see there are so many uses where these noise canceling earplugs can either protect your hearing or save your sanity in a busy and bustling city.   Why not get yourself a pair and see how amazing they are!

QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs

QuietOn with ANC technology makes a big difference at low frequencies, such as the hum of airplane engines, construction sites or normal background noise. Its attenuation ability in this area is up to 40dB. For instance, airplane cabin noise sounds like a faint hum with QuietOn earplugs.

 

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PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Noise cancelling performance up to 40dB with low frequencies
  • Easy to use with no wires to detangle, settings to adjusts, or buttons to press
  • With 50 hours of use on a single charge, QuietOn has the longest battery life of any wireless noise cancelling device.
  • These innovative ear plugs are ideal for everyone, from frequent travelers who want to drown out the din of the airplane cabin or motorcycle engine
  • Comes with a pair of QuietOn, three pairs of eartips – two pairs of silicone eartips and one pair of Comply Foam eartips and a charging case

 

QUIETON’S PERFORMANCE

QuietOn with Active Noise Cancelling technology makes a big difference at low frequencies, such as the hum of airplane engines, construction sites or normal background noise. Its attenuation ability in this area is up to 40dB. For instance, airplane cabin noise sounds like a faint hum with QuietOn earplugs. The earplugs significantly reduce stress level caused by constantly noisy environments. In mid and high frequencies, QuietOn’s noise cancelling is as good as foam earplugs’.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Active noise cancelling uses a microphone to sample the sound, and a speaker to create a phase-shifted sound that cancels the original sound.

In QuietOn, the microphone that samples the sound is located right inside the ear canal! This means that QuietOn can more accurately produce anti-noise that results in good noise cancellation at the ear drum. By locating the microphone in the air volume of the ear canal, QuietOn is also able to reduce noise that is conducted by the skull into the ear.

 

 

HOW QUIETON ANC EARPLUGS PERFORM ACROSS THE WHOLE AUDIBLE SPECTRUM

 QuietOn can provide optimal noise reduction across the whole audible spectrum, especially effective at these low frequencies.
Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 10 cm
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Amplified Phones
Why You Should Consider an Amplified Phone

Amplified phones have been on the market for years but aren't widely known by the public.  We have always made it a point to offer our clients a wide selection of amplified phones from corded, cordless, big-buttoned and answering machine models to help those with hearing loss still continue to communicate over the phone.  When someone with hearing loss is engaged in a phone conversation they lose visual cues about the conversion like a face to face conversation would allow (such as lip reading and body language) but also they are now forced to listen with only one ear instead of two.  Hearing every word clearly can be a challenge.

Amplified phones are perfect for anyone with some level of hearing loss.  They have advanced as technology has advanced and can include some great features and call quality improvements making talking on the phone a more pleasurable experience and removes the frustration of not hearing every word and always having to asking the other party to repeat themselves.

 

Advantages of an Amplified Phone

Amplification, Of Course

Depending on the hearing loss there are different models for specific decibel ranges of hearing loss.  Both the sound of the call is amplified but so is the ringer.

Hearing Aid Compatible

Some amplified phones are also hearing aid compatible and can allow the phone to connect to the hearing aid the call is actually transmitted through the hearing aid and not the phone.

Clarity

Some amplified phones improve the call quality while amplifying the sound.  Amplifying a staticy or distorted call will only make things worse.

Big Buttons & Displays

Some models offer large displays and large buttons for dialling for easier use and reading for the elderly who have hearing and vision issues.

Battery Backup

Some amplified phone models offer battery back up in the event of a power outage the phone will continue to amplify sound properly.

Outgoing Speech Amplification

Most models will also amplify your outgoing speech.  Perfect if you have difficulty speaking or speak softly then your sound will be amplified to the person you are speaking to.

Clarity alto plus amplified phonesCorded Amplified Phone Advantages

Corded phones can offer a few more advantages over a cordless amplified phone.  Because the whole phone doesn't have to fit in the palm of your hand it can offer bigger buttons and a bigger screen that can offer brighter backlighting.  They can also offer built-in voicemail and more 1 touch preset memory buttons for regular numbers you call.  Depending on the model they are also hearing aid compatible and can transmit the call through your hearing aid so you don't have to try and talk on the phone with a hearing aid in your hear and experience double the amplification.

They also usually have excellent speakerphone functions that will allow you to be mobile while talking on a corded phone.  The speakerphone is also amplified and if the phone offers amplified outgoing speech this feature is still typically enabled over a speakerphone. Some models also have voice assist which can read allowed caller identification information so you don't need to run over to the phone to see who is calling before you decide it's worth answering.

Cordless Amplified Phone Advantages

Vtech Hearing Aid Compatible Cordless PhoneCordless phones clearly offer the ability to be portable with you around the house so you can continue to work on household chores and tasks while on a call or to be in any room you wish to sit in while taking a call.  They also offer the ability to partner more than one phone, like standard cordless phones you can have one in every room and all with the amplification function.  A clear advantage over one fixed, corded phone in one room as all your phones can offer amplification.

Like corded phones, depending on the model, they can also offer built-in voicemail at the base unit, and hearing aid compatibility.  Where they will fall short is the backlighting, button size and the display size, which is going to be used more on a corded phone to see numbers stored in memory and caller id and more.

 

If you are interested in an amplified phone for yourself or for a family member or friend (they make a great gift!) we offer different corded and cordless amplified phones which you can buy online or through one of our locations in the Toronto area from Oakville to Pickering.

Clarity Alto Amplified Phone in Pearl for Hearing Impaired

The Alto™ amplified corded telephone is the ideal solution for those with mild, moderate and severe hearing loss. This 53dB phone is the first on the market to receive TIA-4953 certification, passing the new industry standards for amplified telephones.The ergonomic volume and tone control is also perfect for those with arthritis.

$199.00

Clarity BT914 Amplified Cordless Phone

The BT914HS allows you to enjoy amplified calls without a landline. Pairs up to two (2) Bluetooth phones, headsets or accessories.

$179.00

Clarity D704 Cordless Amplified Phone for Hearing Impaired

The next generation of the #1 selling line of big button amplified cordless phones.  The Clarity® D704™ combines hearing, vision and mobility solutions into one great value.

$126.00

Clarity P300 Amplified Phone for Hearing Impaired

The P300™ amplified corded phone, by Clarity®, features Clarity Power™ technology to make sounds not only louder, but also clearer and easier to understand. Now with up to 26 decibels of amplification and programmable photo memory buttons, the P300™ is an ideal solution for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss or low vision.

$89.99

Cordless D714 Amplified Phone for Hearing Impaired

The next generation of the #1 selling line of big button amplified cordless phones. The Clarity® D714™ combines hearing, vision and mobility solutions into one great value.

$129.00
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What Are You or Your Loved One Not Hearing?
You might notice the 1 or 2 times you or perhaps a parent or loved one doesn’t hear something, but there is probably much more that you or the loved one is not hearing and don’t really realize it. Hearing loss is rarely brought on suddenly.  It’s typically a gradual process and over time it’s hard to realize the change from one year to the next or several years to the next.  You might start having trouble hearing whispers but perhaps you haven’t realized that you don’t hear a lot of birds while you are outside or maybe you don’t hear that hum of the refrigerator anymore or the dishwasher running.  Perhaps you also mishear words or miss hearing some words altogether. That may just seem like small details or maybe the hum of the refrigerator annoyed you, but it does have larger implications.  Perhaps you are also having trouble hearing traffic, or maybe you can’t hear a call for help from a distance or maybe you won’t hear that important phone call while it’s ringing from the other room. That hearing loss you are brushing off as “not that bad” actually could be enough to cause risks, dangers or larger inconveniences. So, if you notice you aren’t hearing something, then what other things are you not be hearing?  The infographic below can give you some indication of the hearing loss you might have.

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You Know the Potential Hearing Loss Level, Now What?

If you believe you or a loved one falls somewhere in the moderate to severe category we highly recommend a hearing test to confirm the level of hearing loss.  Our audiologists and clinicians might find medical reasons for your hearing loss or might recommend a hearing aid to improve your quality of life and minimize potential dangers and risks. If you believe you or a loved one fall in the mild level then we also recommend a hearing test, but only to document a baseline of where your hearing is now to track your hearing and potential hearing loss through the years. As well, there are a number of products that aren’t hearing aids but can amplify sound or have noise cancelling technology to help improve your hearing in certain situations amongst other features such as streaming music, listening to TV or taking phone calls.  We may also want to discuss ear protection to minimize hearing loss over time, especially if you or the loved one is exposed to moderate to loud noise for long periods of time.

If you want to examine this further we also offer our:

I Might Have Hearing Loss section – Click here https://hearingexcellence.ca/may-hearing-loss/ I Know Someone Who Might Have Hearing Loss – Click Here https://hearingexcellence.ca/know-someone-might-hearing-loss/
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What Are In-the-Canal Hearing Aids?

There are several in the ear types of hearing aids all with their own names, terms and abbreviations. It’s hard to understand what it means, how much can be seen and what are the pros and cons of In-the-Canal (ITC) hearing aids. Below we attempt to answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision if these are the best hearing aids for you.

In-the-Canal hearing aids sit in the ear canal but don’t fully sit all the way in the ear canal like Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) hearing aids would and aren’t as obvious as In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids which sit mostly outside the canal.  There are still portions that would show, but are still obscure enough that only someone really looking at your ear would notice.  They typically come coloured to match your skin tone to make them even less obvious for those that are conscious about how visible their hearing aid is to the public.

An example from Signia on how to install an In-the-Canal hearing aid.

 

Advantages of In-the-Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids

There are a few great advantages to consider with this style of hearing aid:

Custom Tailored

Every ear canal is different so any hearing aid that sits inside your canal must be custom built around a mould made of each of your ear canals.

impeccable Fit

Because it’s tailor-made for you they fit incredibly well which improves sound and increases comfort because there is no wiggling, gaps or scratching from the hearing aid moving around in your ear canal.

Better at High Frequency

They are better at picking up and delivering high frequency sounds so if your particular hearing loss is around high frequency, they will yield better results than other hearing aids like Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) or Behind-the-Ear (BTE) styles.

Small & Discrete

They are small enough that they aren’t obvious and are coloured to match your skin colour as closely as possible to make them even less obvious. But aren’t small enough that they are hard to handle.

Disadvantages of In-the-Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids

All hearing aids have a downside and here are the few to consider with this style:

They Are Small

This is also a disadvantage because it makes them easier to misplace and lose and also harder to put in place if you have larger hands and fingers or dexterity issues.

Not As Many Features

Although as technology increases they are getting a lot of the same great features as Receiver-in-Canal and Behind-the-Ear models they don’t have as many or as advanced.

Battery Life

Because of their size, the batteries must also be small and therefore don’t last as long.  It will mean they will need to be replaced more often or recharged more often if rechargeable is an available feature.

Summary

What also might impact whether this is a good hearing aid for you is your level of hearing loss as they are not typically good for severe or profound hearing loss levels.  The rest comes down to your personal preference and if this style is one you feel you can work with and live with. During your appointment, our clinicians will do a full life and hearing assessment and make sure you get the best hearing aid for you and your needs.

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Hearing Aid Alternatives
Not Ready For A Hearing Aid?

Maybe you just aren't ready to commit to a hearing aid just yet.  There could be many reasons to feel this way, perhaps you don't feel your hearing loss is severe enough to qualify for a hearing aid, perhaps you can't afford it, perhaps you aren't ready to accept it.  But you might still have trouble hearing in loud environments like a restaurant or office workspace, or perhaps you have trouble hearing softer voices or female voices or you realize you aren't fully hearing your music and tv shows the way you used to.

No matter the reason there are 3 products that can help you out and improve your day to day hearing while being incredibly handy!

Audeara Headphones

The bulkiest and not 100% practical for all day wearing they are the best for improved sound quality for music lovers.  They offer an app which does a hearing assessment and then adjusts all hearing to specifically your needs.  This backed by noise cancelling and a built in mike can make hearing phone conversations and music a fantastic experience.

BeHear Now

Perfect for all day needs Alango's BeHear Now headset also starts with a hearing assessment and adjusts the headset to meet your needs from improved music and phone calls to amplified conversations with noise cancelling technology.  It can even blend with outside noises to ensure you don't miss important calls or noises from your surrounding environment.  In addition to this, it offers several advanced features like speech latency to slow down speech and can pair with a TV transmitter to give you amazing TV sound as well.

IQBuds Boost

The smallest of the group it too starts with a hearing assessment and then adjusts music, phone calls and sound amplification for conversations.  It also offers noise cancellation with the speech amplification to ensure large crowded and noisy spaces don't diminish the quality of the conversation.   Like the BeHear Now they are able to blend outside noise and are water / sweatproof which makes them ideal for those who love to exercise but need to hear some level out outside noise for safety.

Pros & Cons

Each of these 3 items have their own pros and cons when it comes to hearing aid like qualities.

No matter which you choose all three will assess your hearing and customize your hearing experience for exactly what you need.  They will assist with phone call quality and noise cancelling for music and calls.  BeHear Now and IQBuds Boost will also amplify in-person conversations with the same noise cancelling to improve conversations in crowded and noisy environments.

The main con is that no matter which option you chose they are highly visible and depending on that arent' necessarily convenient in addition:

  • Audeara is not ideal for all day wearing but offers the most superior music quality and are best for music lovers or musicians.
  • BeHear Now has longer battery life and is better for those who will need their headset all day and will even work with your TV with a special transmitter.
  • IQBuds Boost is great for those who also exercise or want light-weight earbuds that offer 1 touch control to Siri or Google Assistant and to answering calls.

If you aren't quite ready for hearing aids these are solutions that offer a more affordable solution for improving your hearing, but in the end would never fully replace a real hearing aid.

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Audeara A-01 Customizable Headphones

Audeara headphones measure your hearing to tailor the sound perfectly for you.

$589.00 $399.00

BeHear NOW Personalizable Headset

BeHear® is a personalizable Bluetooth stereo headset that provides enhancement for all-around hearing (for phone calls, audio play, and ambient hearing), as well as assistive listening functionality.

$359.00

IQbuds Boost by Nuhera Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

IQbuds BOOST are built with all the same great features as our award-winning IQbuds, with the addition of  Ear ID™.  Ear ID is a self-fit system with a clinically validated audiometric hearing assessment that calibrates the IQbuds to give you a better hearing experience.

$659.00
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