As the name suggests, CIC hearing aids are worn completely in your ear canal, and are a discreet and often more affordable option.
CIC hearing aids are custom fit to your unique anatomy using an ear canal impression to achieve maximum comfort and sound quality. These completely in the canal hearing aids come in a variety of skin tones so they are not noticeable when worn. They are easy to remove with a small, transparent wire. And, they have an assortment of features that improve sound quality, adjustability, and personalization.
The right hearing aid style for you depends on your lifestyle, level of hearing loss, and manual dexterity. Use these pros and cons to have an intelligent discussion about your options with a hearing care professional. Before invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids, completely-in-canal (CIC) hearings were the smallest custom hearing aids available. They are designed and sculptured to fit almost entirely inside your ear canal (external auditory meatus) and are therefore almost invisible, with only the faceplate and battery drawer usually visible. Extraction cords are usually fitted to CIC hearing aids to help insert and remove them from the ear.