The only patented CI shirt designed to secure and help protect cochlear implant processors and other listening devices.

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The inspiration behind Ci Wear

Our Story

Our son Cole, who has bilateral cochlear implants, was the inspiration behind Ci Wear.


Cole loves swimming and we were excited when he received his new waterproof cochlear implant processors. As we watched him in the water, we noticed he spent a lot of time attending to his processors and headpieces, instead of playing. We searched for different wearing options and accessories to minimize the issues he was having. After extensive research, we developed the Ci Wear shirt.


Ci Wear secures and adds a layer of protection to help prevent devices and their cords from being tangled or dislodged. Our shirt is designed to simplify your experience when wearing your device, so you can focus on your activity and not your equipment.


We hope Ci Wear provides you the same improved experience during activities as it has given our son.

Why Ci Wear

The monetary and emotional cost of a cochlear implantation procedure can be a tremendous expense on a family. This cost is inherently tied to the cochlear implant processor. In many cases, the fear of losing or damaging this equipment can cause you or a love one to avoid activities that can put these expensive devices at risk.


At Ci Wear, we deeply understand this concern and have designed our shirt to better secure and protect these expensive cochlear implant processors, giving those who wear CIs, the confidence to enjoy all the activities life has to offer.


Ci Wear is the “perfect accessory,” proclaims audiologist Joan Hewitt. Our innovative pocket allows you to secure and enclose your cochlear implant sound processor within the shirt, helping to protect your device from the physical environment of your activity. Ci Wear is ideal for active individuals who prefer to wear their processors off-the-ears. Parents no longer need to hover over their child in and out of the water, to make sure their device is still attached.


Adults and children use Ci Wear as a rashguard or swim shirt in the water with their waterproof sound processors or aqua box, or as activewear when wearing processors off-the-ear. Ci Wear keeps you connected, offering sun protection, comfort, flexibility and confidence during all kind of sports and recreational activities, such as; Swimming • Surfing • Standup Paddle Boarding • Running • Rock Climbing • Biking • Ballet/dance • Skiing • Snowboarding • Basketball • Soccer • Fitness Activities and More!


Ci Wear is great too, for individuals who need a wearing option for their smartphone (iPhone, Samsung Galaxy) or MP3 player. Our shirt eliminates the annoying bouncing cord during exercise or loose wires from being snagged that can cause loss or damage to a device.


You will find no other shirt like it.

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"6 hours 5 minutes total time, 3 laps, 15.3 miles total, over 150 total obstacles that consisted of water, wet clay, sweat, more wet clay, and cargo net climbs up 25 feet and down, and not one problem with the Neptunes in these brutally harsh conditions. This shirt has been through hell and back! Definitely well worth the money in knowing the the processors are secured when doing physical activities."


- Brian Fisher

Surfing with cochlear implants

The CI Wear shirt allows for everything to be kept neatly concealed in a good-looking high-quality shirt. It also works well for other sports activities such as soccer and basketball. We love our CI Wear shirt!


- Terrie / La Jolla, CA -


Your lifestyle shouldn't be dictated by your hearing device. Ci Wear is designed to be comfortable and stylish while empowering the individual to stay connected. Enjoy sports and recreational activities without sacrificing your hearing.

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Swimming with Cochlear Implants is Important for Water Safety


This summer has been extremely hot and my son won’t get out of the water. For many people, swimming is a fun and refreshing activity…especially when it’s hot. For parents, (like us), with a child who is profoundly deaf, swimming can be quite challenging, nerve racking and scary.


When trying to beat the heat, we head to the beach and my son loves to swim in the ocean looking for fish. He will chase them by diving through waves and swimming away from the shore. I often find myself in the water for hours making sure he is safe. It is exhausting and frightening trying to keep him from drifting to far down the beach and/or getting caught up in the current or swimming into large sets of waves.


Thankfully, he wears waterproof bilateral cochlear implant processors...(Read More)

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