If you have followed my posts you know I generally like Oticon hearing aids. They now have a new line of hearing aids called Intiga. Rather than being a new hearing aid technology, it is more of a smaller size for their existing hearing aids. The Intiga hearing aids are very small mini behind the ear hearing aids. They are squarely aimed at people who want the smallest, most discreet hearing aids they can find without giving up sound quality.
The Intigas come in three different techologies. The Intiga 10 is pretty much a smaller Agil Pro. The Intiga 8 is basically a smaller Acto Pro, and the Intiga 6 is essentially a smaller Ino Pro. As you go down from 10 toward 6, you start to sacrifice some sound processing capabilities. The Intigas look great on the ear, but you do give up some things to get the smaller size.
Intigas all take a smaller battery, resulting in approximately 20% less battery life. You also give up the ability to control volume manually, or the ability to get additional specialized settings for music, telephone, etc. The cost for Intiga hearing aids are also slightly higher than for their other Oticon counterparts.
The bottom line is if you want the smallest, least visible high tech hearing aid, get the Intiga 10. You will be very happy. If you want the ability to manually control volume or have additional settings, the Agil Pro still gets the nod. Both are good hearing aids for different people.
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