A new hearing instrument may make it easier for people with a strong
preference for an invisible hearing solution to take the first step toward
better hearing. Custom-made for existing hearing aid wearers and first time
users, Oticon Intigai is an “out of sight…and out of mind” hearing solution
that hides comfortably in the ear canal and enables users to experience the
benefits of better hearing right away.
Many people typically wait 7 to 10 years
to seek help for hearing loss. Meeting their expectations for obvious benefits
quickly is key to achieving acceptance and long-term wear of amplification. The
new hearing instrument’s highly desirable invisible benefit provides added
incentive for people who also want a hearing instrument that is invisible to
them and the people around them.
“We know that for many people with
hearing loss, the decision to seek professional help can take a great deal of
time and consideration,” explains Miss Orla Kealy Bsc RHAD, Clinical Audiologist of Cubex Hearing Health
Professionals (www.cubex.co.uk). “Once the decision to move ahead is made, however, people expect
hearing solutions that will enable them to experience improved speech
understanding and all day comfort right away. With Intigai, those
benefits are quickly noticable to users, their families and friends but the
hearing instrument itself remains comfortably out of sight…and out of
Housed in Intigai’s tiny
shell are a number of premium audiological features also found in the original
Intiga, a family of hearing solutions that has been proven in an international
clinical study to deliver immediate benefits and immediate acceptance for existing
users and people new to hearing instruments. (Behrens et al., 2011) Invisible-in-the-ear
Intigai’s high-speed sound processing provides access to vital
speech cues to improve speech intelligibility and reduce listening effort.
“Intigai’s flexible design
features increase our ability to provide more patients
with a comfortable, custom fit,” adds Orla.
“The custom fit also means that the hearing instrument is protected and
stays in place during physical activity”.
For clients who may not be candidates
for the custom fit Intigai, there are a variety of small, sleek hearing
solutions that fit discreetly behind the ear and are comfortable to wear
throughout the day. Many, like the original Intiga, come with wireless
connectivity that enables the hearing device to act as a wireless, hands-free
headset for mobile phones and other entertainment devices.
For more information
about hearing loss and the new Intigai hearing solution, call 0207
935 5511 or sign up on www.cubex.co.uk/signup.
Private treatment news: 20 March 2012