True to its name the Completely In The Canal Hearing Aid is located completely inside your ear canal. This location boasts two benefits – it renders the aid almost completely invisible and the sound the aid produces has a natural quality.
Completely In The Canal (CIC) hearing aids are tailor made by making a custom mould of the wearer’s ear canal. When a CIC is made and fitted correctly, it should fit comfortably and be cosmetically pleasing due to the aids near invisibility. As the aid itself can’t be removed from the ear canal using your fingers, a small extraction cord is attached to the hearing aid shell allowing for easy removal. In order to fit in the ear canal, the shell is fitted out with some of the smallest components available which means that battery life, amplification and user controls are somewhat limited.
CIC hearing aids are suitable for wearers who would like an aid that is aesthetically pleasing and potentially invisible. They are most beneficial to wearers who are experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss.
The aid is not suitable for wearers who feel that they have difficulty using their hands or for people who have especially narrow or bendy ear canals.
If you would like more information about Completely In The Canal hearing aids or any other hearing aid type, talk to the friendly and experienced team at Value Hearing today.