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    Default Soft Shell CIC

    Is there such a thing as soft shell CIC HA?
    I have been having problems with the fit of my hard shell CIC & thought it might be a simple solution.

    I have also seen a hard sheel unit with a silicone cone on the end, maybe that would be better.

    I can't work out if it's a common problem with CIC HA or just mine.

    Can anyone comment on the options available?
    Cheers

    Nelson

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    Is there such a thing as soft shell CIC HA? Yes there is, but I can't recall who makes them.

    I have been having problems with the fit of my hard shell CIC & thought it might be a simple solution. Solutions with CICs are rarely simple, especially if you need more than 40dB of gain.

    I have also seen a hard shell unit with a silicone cone on the end, maybe that would be better. I tried that and it not help my situation.

    I can't work out if it's a common problem with CIC HA or just mine. Yours is a common problem with CICs.

    Can anyone comment on the options available? Keep researching and talk with your audi.
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    Thanks bherring, have you given up on CIC, I'm not familiar with your model HA.
    Cheers

    Nelson

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    Nelson: Consider a mini-BTE from any of the top manufacturers. There are many options. I wear an Oticon Epoq P which offers more power than most small BTEs.

    Best of Luck!
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    R.20506570.95.9595100.10080
    L.507090.100.--.......--........--.......--........--.......--


    Right: Oticon Chili SP9
    Left: Cochlear Nucleus N6 Hybrid Implant

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    Maybe you're thinking of the Phonak Audeo Zip. It may be out of range for you though.
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    Interton used to make the Siflex ITEs, but I don't know what their current output is in the US.

    Unitron's fuse would also fit if you ignore that one point at 2Khz. (Assuming your ears will accomodate it).
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    I have had some trouble keeping a CIC in place but right now things are good. I have a Starkey Destiny in my left ear and it was literally falling out so they put a little foot on it that is supposed to hit the inside part of my outer ear and it works. My right ear has a Rexton Insite CIC and it was a little loose and I was getting feedback so they remade it and it is better, no feedback, but still a little loose (but doesn't fall out).

    I'm getting great sound from both of mine and my hearing is pretty bad. I like the CIC style because most of the time there is no fuss, no muss. It doesn't interfere with glasses and seems to be less trouble than what I see with BTE. I put them in in the morning and then forget about them until evening.



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