The greatest advantage of a completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid is that it can be worn virtually undetected. For this reason alone, CIC instruments are among the most popular choices for those who are in need of their unique properties. Not only do CICs have a cosmetic advantage, they have also been noted to impart the acoustic advantages of greater directional sensitivity and localization. What this means for the wearer is that the unique placement of CICs within the ear help to better locate sounds. This is because the hearing instrument takes advantage of the cup-like shape of the outer ear and uses it to help gather incoming sounds. CICs may not only be the most natural-looking hearing instruments, they may also most closely approximate the natural acoustics of the ear.
At EAR &HEARING CLINIC, we know it’s important that our patients understand everything they need to know about hearing, hearing devices, and any options that are available in today’s market. We take the time to show, explain to, and educate our patients on each step involved in the process. To schedule a hearing consultation, please call us today. As registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, we are among the highest qualified regulated hearing health care professionals in Canada. Visit us to “Hear the Sounds of Life.”