With a discreet, glasses-friendly fit and external controls, our in-the-canal technology is a great fit for just about any lifestyle, including yours.

For Patients with:

All Levels of Hearing Loss
I have been wearing hearing aids since the 1950s, but it wasn’t until I found Highline Hearing Professionals that I really learned about them. I found Highline about 20 years ago, and for the first time, things were explained to me. I found I had choices for hearing aids and did not have to just take the one that the doctor wanted to sell me. Everyone at Highline is very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring. They work hard to fit you with just the right one. And they have a follow-up and maintenance program that really helps. Give them a try, and I am sure you will like them as much as I do.
- B. Smith

In the canal hearing aid by Highline Audiology & Hearing Aids


1. More discrete than In-the-Ear device

2. Snug and comfortable fit

3. Best battery-life expectancy

4. External control options available

5. Custom-molded to fit the unique contours of your ear

6. May be able to accommodate dual microphones depending on ear size


1. Susceptible to ear wax and moisture damage

2. More prone to feedback issues

3. Often require more maintenance

Overview of In-the-Canal Hearing Aids

For those who prefer a more discreet hearing system without sacrificing power and technology options, In-the-Canal style hearing instruments provide a comfortable better-hearing solution. In-the-Canal devices work for all types of treatable hearing loss and can be customized with external control options for easy adjustment.

ITCl devices are easier to insert and remove than smaller in-canal devices (CIC and IIC). These devices won’t interfere with glasses, hats, or other headwear. Custom molding allows for a more comfortable secure fit, even when you’re on the move.

ITC hearing aid placement

Special Care/Maintenance

Daily cleaning is an essential part of preventing moisture and wax buildup, which becomes a more significant problem with devices that fit in your ear canal. Follow the cleaning directions provided by your hearing care provider or device manufacturer for best results.

In addition to daily cleaning, you will need to replace wax filters and batteries frequently. Manufacturers also recommend following a six month maintenance schedule to optimize performance.

Frequently Asked Questions About ITC Hearing Aids

Do they have the latest in hearing aid technology?
ITC devices feature the most advanced digital technology, including feedback elimination, background noise reduction, speech preservation and more.
Do in-the-canal hearing aids have Bluetooth?
Some, but not all ITC instruments come with Bluetooth connectivity, depending on the manufacturer and the model you choose
What’s the difference between ITC hearing aids and CIC or ITE instruments?
The depth of insertion is the main difference between these three styles. CIC devices fit deeper into the ear canal, while ITE instruments fit in the outer ear.
Are in-the-canal hearing aids rechargeable?
Some, but not all ITC devices are rechargeable, depending on the manufacturer and model you choose.
Am I a candidate for In-the-Canal Hearing Aids?
Individuals with all levels of hearing loss are helped by ITC devices. Your hearing care professional will help guide you through the process of choosing the hearing aid style that best fits your hearing needs as well as your lifestyle.
Do I wear them 24/7?
ITC hearing aids are designed to be removed daily for better ear health.

Scheduling a Hearing Assessment

If you are concerned about your hearing or that of a loved one, your first step is a comprehensive hearing assessment conducted by an audiology professional for an accurate evaluation of your hearing loss and help selecting the right hearing device to address your hearing challenges.

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