As the name implies, in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids fit in the ear canal. They are slightly larger and extend a little farther out than completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids. However, due to their slightly larger size, in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids can fit more features than CICs. Like CICs and ITEs, ITC hearing aids are custom fit for your ear.
They fit slightly farther out than CIC hearing aids and are partially visible. Wearers may choose from a variety of flesh-toned casings, making them difficult to notice.
|Disadvantages of ITC hearing aid
|Advantages of ITC hearing aid
|Short battery life due to small batteries
|More difficult to insert than larger styles such as in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
|Natural hearing experience due to microphone’s placement close to eardrum
|Prone to moisture/earwax build-up
|Cuts down on feedback due to placement
|Fewer features than larger models
|Stay in place