CIC (completely in the canal) hearing aid is part of canal hearing aid. In this type, hearing aid is placed in canal and only outer portion remains visible from outside as shown in image. This type has comparatively less power (gain) than, In the Canal (ITC) type of hearing aid. But advantage is cosmetically less visible.
Price of CIC may vary as per different models and company. It ranges from Approx. Rs.10500 per unit up to Rs. 250000 per unit.
For making any type of canal hearing aid we need individual’s custom ear impression. Without individuals custom ear impression made canal aid can alter listening.
Read this carefully: All types of hearing aid have gain (power) limitations. In few cases correct ear size is necessary for proper hearing aid fitting. Most of time more discount is offered from online hearing aid seller. They can be non-professionals also. Hearing aid is not regular electronic product, its disability related device. As per Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), Act 1992, section 13, only registered audiologist can dispense hearing aids. Hence it is advised to buy hearing aid from authorised online audiology centre / clinic and after proper ear testing by authorised audiologist only.
- Custom design as per individual
- Less visible
- Longer working life
- 2 years international warranty