Receiver in Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids

What is Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aid?

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aids are slim and light in weight with a miniature case. They are mostly preferred by adults looking for their cosmetic advantage. It is sometimes called Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids (RIC). Its ease of wearing and effectiveness makes it the most popular type of hearing aid.

The Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aid is different from the Behind-The-Ear (BTE) by the mechanism of sound transmission.

There are three parts of Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aid

  1. The case
  2. The wire-earpiece: Used to connect the earphone and the case
  3. The earpiece: It is directly placed in the ear canal unlike the Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aid

Who should use Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aid?

This hearing aid is suitable for people with mild to moderate hearing loss and that are slightly to moderately active.

Benefits of Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) hearing aid

  • Sleek and light
  • Minimizes sounds of your own voice
  • Nearly invisible tubing
  • Larger batteries for longer battery life