The in-the-canal (ITC) style of hearing aids is provided with a custom-made fit that only fills out the lower half of the external ear. These hearing aids are often unseen to someone directly facing the wearer. To ensure a comfortable perfect fit, a mold of each ear is taken to produce the shape of the hearing aid. When a smaller size hearing aid is preferred, the ITC is often chosen instead of the in-the-ear (ITE) style.

In-The-Canal (ITC) Function and Appearance

In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are positioned in the bottom area of the outer ear bowl, making them easy to use and comfortable to wear. Since ITC hearing aids are a little bigger in size than the completely-in-canal (CIC) or invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) styles, they can handle a larger range of hearing loss and also have a longer battery life.


The in-the-canal (ITC) style hearing aid offers the following features:

  • Usually cannot be seen when facing another person directly
  • Larger size, enabling more features than the CIC and IIC styles
  • Longer battery life than CIC and IIC styles

The ITC hearing aids also allow easy use of a phone – landline or mobile. Unlike some other hearing aid styles, there is no need to hold the phone at an angle when you have it up to your ear.

Get In-The-Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids

For more information about the in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids we offer at Livingston Hearing Aid Center, give us a call today at 866.842.2441 or schedule an appointment online.