Uncover the Best Invisible Hearing Aids and IIC Technology

Invisible Hearing Aids

Invisible hearing aids are a good option for people who prioritize discretion and comfort, have mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss, and have fair manual dexterity. But it’s always best to consult with a hearing professional to determine if invisible hearing aids are the right choice for you.

What is an invisible hearing aid?

If when you think of hearing aids, you still think of the bulky contraption that your grandfather used to play with as a kid, then you’re going to be surprised at how far they have come along. 

This type of hearing aid is applicable for people experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss. 

Invisible Hearing Aids, also known as Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) or Completely-In-Canal (CIC). The main thing is that the whole of the hearing aid sits within the canal making it nearly invisible to those you interact with in everyday life.

Overview of Invisible Hearing Aids

Invisible hearing aids, expertly custom-fitted and sitting deep inside your ear canal, offer a virtually undetectable solution to address various levels of hearing loss while providing comfort, aesthetic appeal, and advanced digital technology for a more natural sound experience. These devices, discreet and compact, are designed to be unnoticeable to others, ensuring your hearing problem can remain your private matter.

Invisible hearing aids are inconspicuous yet deliver excellent sound quality. Other versions, such as the Signia Silk NX and Phonak Virto Marvel, even offer wireless connectivity. This versatility means that you can enjoy enhanced functionality without compromising on the discreetness of the device. With an invisible hearing aid, you can experience improved hearing as it sits inside the ear canal, out of sight, but not out of mind.

Invisible hearing aids: advantages and disadvantages

While you’ll appreciate the discreetness and custom fit of invisible hearing aids, it’s also important to grasp their potential limitations. Custom hearing aids can enhance comfort and appearance with their tailored fit for individual ear shapes. They’re small yet powerful, being suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Some even offer Bluetooth connectivity, allowing for seamless integration with your devices. However, they’re not without drawbacks. Their small size can make them prone to blockage by earwax and debris, leading to occasional repairs. Also, they may not be suitable for some severe hearing loss due to their limited capacity for additional features. So, while a discreet hearing aid offers many benefits, it’s crucial to take into account these factors before making a choice.


  • You can wear hats, masks, headphones, glasses
  • Good for an active lifestyle
  • Very discreet and hardly noticeable in the ear
  • Most brands have a convenient Rechargeable pod case
  • Can come in custom fit, or ready-to-wear sleeves


  • Can be difficult to handle if you have reduced dexterity in your hands.
  • Due to their tiny size, they may not have connectivity, such as Bluetooth for advanced functions or multiple microphones.
  • A shorter battery life, even if it does have a charging case
Hearing Aid choices

Selection and Suitability Guide

Choosing the right invisible hearing aid involves several factors, including your level of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, and personal comfort. Invisible hearing aids are best suited for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Some models (Such as the Signia Silk IX) are ready to wear instantly, fitting most ears. But if you want to go for a custom fit, then these hearing aids are molded to the shape of your ear canal, providing maximum comfort and effectiveness. They’re virtually invisible when worn, boosting your self-confidence and well-being.

Below is a guide to help you make an informed choice:

Factors Description
Hearing Loss Level Best for mild to moderate hearing loss
Comfort Ready-to-Wear, or Custom fit to your ear canal for comfort
Visibility Virtually invisible when worn
Lifestyle Comfortable for extended wear during daily activities
Technology Features noise reduction and speech enhancement

What about these 100% hidden invisible hearing aids I hear about?

There are some hearing aids on the market that you can have inserted into the ear canal further than the normal types of IIC or CIC hearing aids. You will find that a lot of Audiologists worth their merit do not recommend these types of contraptions as they lack the quality and functionality of many leading brands that have been in the hearing aid industry for many years.

Keep in mind the problems you can come across with these types:

  • They usually need to be replaced with a visit to an audiologist as they have batteries you cannot charge or replace yourself. Typically, after 1-3 months of use.
  • As they need to get replaced, it will usually be a substantial subscription per year, rather than a one-off purchase.
  • They are usually semi-permanent, and not waterproof, so activities like swimming will be out of bounds if you want to submerge your head.

So, make sure that you are educated on what you will really be getting yourself in for if you decide to use one of these products. Be sure to see what other manufacturers can offer, and how each can be of benefit to your particular condition.  

At Stay Tuned Hearing we pride ourselves on giving guidance on what will work best for your condition, but making sure that you are informed and have options to make a decision on a hearing aid that is perfect for you!

So, with the information in this article, when we reference an invisible hearing aid, we are referring to full functionality, near-invisible hearing aids with rechargeable battery capacity. 

What is the best invisible hearing aid?

In the end, everyone is different, and some hearing aids excel at certain aspects that others lack (and visa-versa).

A new arrival, and certainly one invisible hearing aid that is making a bit of a splash in the industry is the Signia Silk IX. It is the latest invisible type hearing aid from Signia and is getting great reviews.

The ease of use for these hearing aids with rechargeable Charge & Go containers that fit in your pocket allows you to use them all day!

With phone app compatibility and advanced technology to focus on speech from the front in noisy listening environments, this Signia hearing aid could be perfect for you!

If you’re looking for a new hearing aid and want some advice on what would be best for your condition (& lifestyle) then reach out and contact Stay Tuned Hearing on 03 9708 8626 and we can assess your hearing condition to make sure you get the perfect match.


So, when it comes to enhancing your hearing without the world knowing, invisible hearing aids could be just the ticket. They offer a blend of functionality and discretion that’s hard to beat. But remember, it’s important to think about your personal needs and lifestyle before making a choice. With the right selection, you’ll forget it’s even there, letting you enjoy life’s soundtrack to the fullest.

Stay Tuned Hearing Clinic

Stay Tuned Hearing are specialists in the audiological field. 

Being an independent hearing aid dispenser, we source and service all leading major manufacturers to provide the right fit for your hearing needs. We provide professional and unbiased advice.

We also offer a 30-day no-obligation/money-back guarantee if you find that the hearing device is not suited for your needs.

Additionally, we provide a 3-year warranty and 12 months free servicing on your hearing and hearing aids.