Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aids (RIC) are small, discreet and quick to fit.
They are also sometimes known as Receiver-In-Ear Hearing Aids (RIE).
These hearing aids are perfect for many first-time hearing aid wearers.
These hearing aids are exceptionally popular with both professionals and general consumers because they are small, discreet and hugely versatile.
Their popularity has just increased since they were introduced a few years ago and they make up of a majority of the hearing aids purchased.
Small Size and Discreet
The reciever-in-canal hearing is is known for being highly discreet devices.
Despite that the body of the hearing aid sits behind the ear, they are usually tiny in size and discreet.
Unless someone is looking very closely, they usually go un-noticed.
The wire that leads from the main body of the reciever-in-canal hearing aid into the ear canal is tiny, and will rest along the edge of the user’s face along the ear, making it practically un-noticeable as well.
These make the reciever-in-canal among the most discreet hearing aids in the market.
Because the receiver is interchangeable, the reciever-in-canal can cover varied hearing losses from mild hearing loss to severe and profound hearing loss.
It also means that if the receiver fails, the specific component can be easily changed out for a new one.
The user of the reciever-in-canal hearing aid will be able to get access or a receiver change repair easily, which usually can be done immediately in the office if the hearing professional has ready and in stock receivers.
Alternatively, it can be done by the hearing aid user in certain cases too.