CIC Hearing Aids

A Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aid is a type of hearing device that is designed to fit entirely within the ear canal. CIC hearing aids are custom-molded to the individual’s ear canal shape, making them discreet and nearly invisible. They are suitable for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.


Advantages of CIC hearing aids include:

1. Cosmetic Appeal: CIC hearing aids are highly discreet and are often considered cosmetically appealing since they are hidden within the ear canal. This can be particularly attractive for individuals who prefer a more inconspicuous hearing aid.

2. Invisibility: Due to their small size and deep placement in the ear canal, CIC hearing aids are usually not visible to others, providing users with a high level of discretion.

3. Reduced Wind Noise: Being positioned deep in the ear canal provides a natural barrier against wind noise, contributing to a more comfortable listening experience outdoors.

4. Less Interference with Glasses or Hats: CIC hearing aids are less likely to interfere with the use of glasses, hats, or other headwear since they are positioned deep in the ear canal.

5. Natural Sound Localization: The placement of the microphone closer to the ear canal allows for more natural sound localization, helping users identify the direction of sounds more accurately.

6. Minimal Feedback: CIC hearing aids, being deep in the ear, are less prone to feedback (whistling sounds) compared to some other hearing aid styles.


It’s important to note that while CIC hearing aids offer these advantages, they may not be suitable for everyone. Factors such as the individual’s degree of hearing loss, ear anatomy, and preferences play a role in determining the most appropriate hearing aid style. Consult with an audiologist to assess your hearing needs and to receive personalized recommendations based on your specific circumstances.