We often see professionals in our office who report hearing inbusiness meetings as their primary hearing concern. Meetings aretypically held in large reverberant rooms with long tables that canpose difficulty for even those with good hearing. Additionallythere is usually someone who just won't speak up or may have aforeign accent posing difficulty in both meeting settings and onthe telephone. The same holds true for seminars, which arenotoriously held in rooms with poor acoustics or questionable soundsystems.
A hearing impaired person who works in a professional settingmay not want to draw attention or appear uninformed by asking thespeaker to repeat what is often very valuable information.
We now have products that can help in these situation and arepractically invisible, a common concern of the professionalcommunity. We offer several different styles of hearinginstruments. The most common is the "Completely in the Canal"instrument often referred to as the "CIC." This tiny custom devicesite in the aperture, or shadow, of the ear canal where it is trulynot visible. We are also finding that many of our patients enjoywearing the newest technology that sits behind the ear called"dot," by GNResound. This instrument sits in the shadow behind theear and leaves the patients ear canal open which makes the hearingaid sound extremely natural and is not visible b others, and is socomfortable that the patient often forgets that it is even in theirear.
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