The PiCS is a hearing aid and special amplification device designed to assist people with hearing loss. The system uses high-tech micro electronics to allow the instrument to meet the specific needs of each user. All instrument functions are remote-controllable through the Digital- Handy-Control. Both fitting parameters and user functions are programmable using the universal programming unit (PMC) or a personal computer. In-the- canal, in-the-ear, and behind-the-ear models are available.