A CIC hearing aid offers excellent amplification in a discrete form factor.
Hearing aids come in a very wide range of styles and types. Each type is designed for specific needs, and trying to choose between them can be confusing. One type that you might want to consider is called a CIC hearing aid, or completely in the canal hearing aid. These offer quite a few benefits that make them very popular.
CIC hearing aids are designed to be ultra-compact. They’re not as tiny as invisible in the canal models, but they are designed to fit deep into the canal so they are almost invisible. This means that those who need a bit of discretion, either out of embarrassment or because of a work environment, can enjoy those benefits.
With that being said, CIC models don’t sacrifice performance for their small size. In fact, because it sits so close to the ear drum, this type can actually offer improved sound quality and better hearing. There’s also a reduction in the sensation of echoes, and because it doesn’t protrude from the ear, there is reduced wind noise, as well.
Of course, a CIC hearing aid might not be the right option for you. You might benefit more from an invisible in the canal model, or perhaps a behind the ear hearing aid. The only way to be certain is to have a full hearing evaluation and test conducted by an audiologist.
Pindrop’s audiologists can test and evaluate your hearing, and then help guide you to the right hearing aid for your hearing loss severity, your needs in terms of aesthetics, and your budget. Call us today at 416-484-4327 to learn more.