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CIC Hearing Aids

Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:37:55 AM Australia/Melbourne

CIC Hearing AidsIf you’ve spent so much time on the Hearlink site, you know that our mission is that we're here to help you with every aspect of your hearing health, whether it's loss prevention, testing, finding hearing aids or other solutions that will help you hear better. We promise to always provide professional services with integrity, competence, objectivity and independence. Part of this is staying current with the best products and services that the industry has to offer. We want to be on the cutting edge of any audiology innovation, not for our benefit, but for yours. This means that we stay continuously educated on different types of hearing aids and how we can make them better. Today, we focus on Completely-in-Canal (or CIC) hearing aids.

 

The CIC is the smallest member of the hearing aid family. If you have mild to moderate hearing loss, they’re worth looking into. They’re a cut above because of their custom styling, making them advantageous for those with uniquely shaped ears. Do you have difficulty with standard headphones? If so, these are for you. As with any hearing aid model, there are both advantages and disadvantages.

 

Let’s first talk through the advantages. The CIC is small, as stated above, and wearers say that it is particularly comfortable. There is no bulk, and no need for a controller of any sort. If you are nervous about showing your hearing aids, this is the one for you. Those around you would effectively have to peer directly into your ear to even notice it. Also of note, if you don’t like touching your ears or have any concerns about updating your hearing aid, the CIC is also right up your alley. You can leave one in for months at a time, no need to remove and reinsert each day. Final benefits include their engineering and design. Your outer ear keeps noise from the wind at bay, ensuring that using the telephone is a breeze.

 

On the other hand, there are also several disadvantages to keep in mind. These may or may not be deal breakers for you, so it’s important for you to have a full breadth of knowledge. CIC’s are smaller, so this means that their batteries are also smaller. Smaller batteries have been known to have shorter battery lives and also are not as readily available. CIC’s are limited to omnidirectional sound. If you’re unfamiliar, this means that you only experience a full spectrum of sound, when the source is directly in front of you. There is one particular audience that we do not recommend CIC’s for and that’s those with adequate low frequency hearing.

 

Sold? Feel free to reach out to your Hearlink team. We can point you in the direction of the perfect CIC. Questions? You should give us a shout. We know that our customers are each unique, and that the same is true of their hearing loss. We would love to find the hearing solution that makes sense for you.

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Hearlink Admin