RIC/RIE /Ear Hearing Aids
Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids—also referred to as receiver-in-the-ear (RIE) —are smaller than standard BTE models, but are easy to manoeuvre and can still house a variety of features. Like standard BTEs, they can be worn comfortably behind the ear. However, unlike regular BTE hearing aids, the RIC’s loudspeaker or “receiver” is located outside the housing and positioned at the end of a thin ear wire, placed near the ear drum. Since generated sound only has to travel a very short distance with lower transmission loss, less sound energy (and battery power) is required to produce a superior listening experience.
- Easier to Handle
- Uses normal Batteries or Rechargeable Batteries
- Packed with features
- Comes with different Receiver options to cover Mild to Severely Profound hearing loss.
- Currently the most popular style of hearing aids.