Completely in the Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids

Types of Invisible–In–Canal (IIC) hearing aid

The Invisible–In–Canal (IIC) type of Hearing Aid is now available in 2 variants

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    Completely-In-The-Canal Hearing Aids

What is a Completely-In-The-Canal(CIC) hearing aid?

Completely-In-The-Canal(CIC) is small and molded in such a way that it can be placed into the ear canal of a person’s ear. It is customized according to the shape and size of one’s ear canal. Only the tiny removal handle of the hearing aid shows outside of the ear canal, making it easy to remove it as and when required.

Who should use Completely-In-The-Canal(CIC) hearing aid?

This hearing aid is suitable for people with a moderate to severe hearing loss

Benefits of Completely-In-The-Canal(CIC) hearing aid

  • Less visible when compared to other hearing aids

  • More powerful than their size

  • Custom made for each ear canal

Completely in the Canal


A CIC hearing aid is a tiny device that fits completely within the ear canal. The device is discreet and virtually invisible when worn. Individuals with mild or moderate hearing loss can wear CIC hearing aids.

An in-canal hearing aid amplifies and directs sound into the ear canal. The device comprises a microphone that picks up sound, an amplifying unit to boost the volume, and a speaker for delivering the amplified sounds directly to the ear. CIC hearing aids can be custom-made for each individual to ensure a comfortable listening experience.

There are several advantages to hearing aids that fit completely inside the canal. First, they are cosmetically attractive to those who want a discreet hearing solution. The sound is also natural because they use the ear's natural anatomy to direct sound into the ear canal. CIC hearing devices are also less susceptible to wind noises and feedback than other hearing aids.

Completely in-canal hearing aids are best suited for people with mild or moderate hearing loss. They may not be suitable for people with severe hearing loss due to the device's size. CIC hearing aids may also not fit comfortably on individuals with certain ear canal conditions or shapes. Consult a hearing professional to find the best hearing aid for you.

To ensure longevity and optimal performance, it's important to provide proper care to the hearing aid. Regularly clean it with a dry, soft cloth to remove earwax and debris. Do not expose the device to water, as this can cause damage to the delicate components. Store the hearing aid in a protective and dry case when not in use. Check the battery regularly and replace it when necessary. For specific instructions, consult the user guide or a hearing professional.

Yes, they can. Modern CIC hearing devices have advanced features such as noise reduction and directional mics that help improve speech understanding when listening in difficult situations. These technologies selectively increase speech while reducing background noise. This allows individuals to hear better in noisy environments.

The lifespan of completely-in-canal hearing devices can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the quality of the device, maintenance practices and individual usage. CIC hearing devices can last anywhere from three to seven years on average. Cleaning and handling them properly can extend their life. To ensure the best performance, it is important to have your hearing aids regularly serviced or inspected by a professional hearing care provider.

Insurance coverage can vary depending on the insurance policy and provider. Some insurance policies may cover hearing aids, including CIC devices, in full or part, while others might not. You should contact your insurance provider directly or speak to a hearing professional about the coverage of completely-in-canal hearing aids.

Yes, most completely-in-canal hearing devices can be used with smartphones and other devices. Some CICs can be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth. This allows users to stream music, phone calls and other audio to their hearing aids. Apps for smartphones may also be available to control and adjust the settings of CIC hearing devices, allowing users to enjoy a personalised and convenient listening experience.