HR Archives | April 1995 Hearing Review

By Sergei Kochkin, PhD

Summary: Consumer satisfaction ratings of completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids are equal or favorable to the most current [1994] MarkeTrak profile. CICs received better scores in key areas such as visibility, directionality, feedback, and performance while on the phone and in outdoor situations. Statistics point to CICs attracting a more youthful, less hearing-impaired market. CICs provide benefit, as measured by the APHAB, equivalent to the typical new hearing instrument.

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Original citation: Kochkin S. Customer Satisfaction and Benefit with CIC Hearing instruments. Hearing Review. 1995 Apr;2(4):16-26. Available at: