Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
May 05, 2017
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name CLEARONE INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000840715  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   8,704,410
Trading Symbol CLRO  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017