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Micro Open-Fit Hearing Aid

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Micro open-fit hearing aids are very small and fit behind the ear. This style of hearing aid is inserted further into the ear canal than most other aids and, in the process, becomes nearly invisible. Sound travels from the instrument through a small tube or wire to a tiny dome or speaker in the ear canal.

Open-fit hearing aids work best for people who have mild to moderate hearing loss. Our patients typically remove their micro open-fit hearing aids daily.

Many House of Hearing patients prefer these hearing aids because they leave the ear canal open and are relatively difficult to see unless you look closely. Our audiologists and hearing instrument professionals often recommend open-fit hearing aids for patients whose low-frequency hearing still registers at normal or near normal levels. Where the open-fit hearing excels is in amplifying mild to moderate high-frequency losses.

Our Utah hearing aid specialists will test and custom-fit the open-fit hearing aid to ensure it meets your performance needs.

Because many patients like the open-fit design, some larger behind-the-ear devices can be modified for a more “open” fit. Please ask your hearing specialist for more details.

Pros

  • Less visible than many other types of hearing aids
  • Doesn’t plug the ear like small in-the-canal hearing aids

Cons

  • May use tiny batteries that can be difficult to handle and install
  • Offers few manual adjustments due to small size

Call us today to set an appointment with one of our licensed Utah audiologists to help determine if a Micro Open-Fit hearing aid can help improve your hearing. Or schedule an appointment online today.