The completely-in-the-canal (CIC) style digital hearing aid is provided with a custom fit inside the ear canal. It is discreetly positioned due to its very small size. Individuals with good low-frequency hearing are not usually advised to use this hearing aid since the occlusion effect is much more detectable. It also may not be ideal if you have a narrow ear canal.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) Function and Appearance
The CIC hearing aid is ideal for first-time hearing aid users and provides a comfortable custom fit. The user inserts the hearing aid very deeply into the ear. It is completely hidden from view in the ears of most users. Others may never notice you are wearing this hearing aid unless they look directly into your ear canal.
It is the ideal hearing aid for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. It functions automatically without the need for a controller. The hearing aid is removed by pulling out on a small attached string.
The key features of the completely-in-the-canal (CIC) style of hearing aid include:
- Our second smallest custom hearing aid style
- Very discreetly positioned in the ear canal
- Significant reduction of whistling and buzzing through feedback elimination technology
Due to its discreet location in the ear canal, the completely-in-the-canal hearing aid does not generally interfere with a telephone receiver. Its position inside the ear canal allows the outer ear to block wind noise. With the ear’s natural shape able to do its job without obstruction, the ear guides sound waves to the device, enhancing sound directionality.