Audiosync iNSTAFit: first impression
I visited Ascent last week for a bit of re-programming and while I was there I managed to get a quick look at the new iNSTAFit hearing aid from Audiosync.
The iNSTAFit is part of the iSync family and is running on the same S Series technology from Starkey. What makes it different from the iSync is that it is not moulded to fit your ear, instead the aid is a thin straight tube and so one size fits all. It’s about as wide as a pencil and about 2cm long – it’s small. As you can see from the picture below, it’s only very slightly wider than the battery that’s in it.
You wear the iNSTAFit in the rubber case as you see it above, it has a bit of rubber that extends about 1cm from the top that you use to pull it out of your ear. The rubber shell also doubles as a way to keep the battery in place.
I don’t have the fitting range of the iNSTAFit to hand but I believe it is being sold as being suitable for up to moderate-severe hearing loss whereas the iSync can support a severe loss.
I’ve already written about how impressed I am with my iSyncs and seeing as the iNSTAFit is running the same technology I can only assume it’s good too but I haven’t actually tried one out. Gotta be worth checking out if you want an invisible hearing aid.