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Hearing aid types

Receiver in the ear (RIC)

Small and unnoticeable.

The RIC (Receiver in the ear canal) hearing aid type differs from the BTE by its way of transmitting sound. There are three distinct parts: the case, the wire-earpiece and the earpiece. The earpiece is placed directly in the ear canal unlike the classical BTE. The microphone and the amplifier are in a small box located behind the ear. The earphone wire is used to connect the earphone and the case. 

A miniaturised case

Handly set-up

Powerful performance

A miniaturised case

Discreet and barely visible

The case of a RIC hearing aid is thinner and smaller than the classic earloop. It slips completely behind the ear for an almost invisible result. The customisation of the case colors makes it even more discreet, by matching it with skin colour or hair.
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Handly set-up

You only need one hand

RIC hearing aids are easily put in place, only one hand is needed! The casing allows easy access to the battery location or setting buttons. Despite their lightness, they hold perfectly in place.

Powerful performance

Naturally flowing sound

RIC hearing aids benefit from the latest sound processing technologies, to deliver the most natural hearing experience.
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With a variety of different styles and models each with varying levels of innovative technology, our experts are perfectly placed to explain the different types of hearing aids that are available and how the different technology works so that the best solution can be found for your hearing needs.

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Living with your RIC hearing aid

Discover how to get the most out of your hearing aids in your every-day life.

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How to clean receiver in the canal (RIC) hearing aids

Read our step-by-step cleaning routine for RIC hearing aids.  

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