Receiver In The Ear Hearing Aids

receiver-in-canal-micro-hearing-aid-in-ear-RICReceiver In The Ear (RITE) and Receiver In The Canal (RIC)hearing aids are one of the most popular options available on the market.

Barely visible when worn, the Receiver In Canal hearing aid sits behind the ear and delivers sound directly to the receiver in the ear canal which gives the sound a more natural quality. It also has all the best hearing aid features available.

The aid draws from the cosmetic appeal of the In The Canal hearing aid and the flexibility, sound quality and power that you find in Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids.

Clear sound quality combined with cosmetic appeal and comfort makes this type of aid a leader of the pack.

How They Work

The small shell which sits behind the ear houses the components and controls. As the name suggests, the receiver sits inside the ear canal and is connected to the shell by an ultra-thin sound transmitting wire. The distance between the receiver and shell (the microphone) creates enough space between the components so that feedback is kept to an absolute minimum.

Discreet Hearing Aids

As the receiver component is not included in the casing behind the ear, the shell can be made incredibly small. Small enough to be discreet, but large enough to contain technologies such as feedback cancellation, directional microphones for better hearing in noisy spaces, Bluetooth capability, Rechargeability, Telecoil  as well as moisture resistance to enhance durability.

There are also mini receiver in the ear hearing aids available.

Who does this hearing aid suit?

The Receiver In Canal hearing aid suits every level and severity of hearing loss. Depending on the coupling to the ear, the aid can be fit for milder losses or set up with a high-power receiver to help those with profound hearing loss. These aids are a great choice for people who want it all, while keeping things discreet as the controls are easy to adjust.

Advantages of RIC Hearing Aids:

  • Available in mini sizes
  • Great sound direction into canal.
  • Directional Microphone.
  • Standard or custom earmoulds.
  • Great cosmetic appeal due to low visibility.
  • Variety of colour options.
  • Natural sound through ear canal.
  • Has all the best features available
  • Low feedback.
  • Easy to adjust.
  • Bluetooth capability.

Disadvantages of RIC Hearing Aids:

  • Receiver can be affected by wax or moisture.
  • People with dexterity problems may have difficulty inserting this aid.


The pros of this hearing aid certainly outweigh the cons as you can see above, making them a common and much-admired choice.

If you would like more information about Receiver In The Ear hearing aids or any other type of hearing aid, speak to the friendly and experienced team at Value Hearing today by calling 1800 841 908 or contact us online.

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