Hearing aid receiver

If you just started noticing changes in your hearing, Amplifon is here for you.

What are the parts of a hearing aid?

Every hearing aid type, regardless of its design, has four basic parts: the microphone -which captures sounds- the amplifier -that converts them into an electrical signal- the sound processor -that improves the sound quality- the battery and the receiver or receiver or speakers, which will be explained in the following paragraphs.

What is a hearing aid receiver?

A hearing aid receiver is the part of the device that emits sound into the ear canal. Situated either within the main body of the hearing aid or at the end of a small tube that extends into the ear canal, this tiny but powerful component is crucial for sound amplification and quality.

Why choose Amplifon?

By choosing Amplifon as your hearing care provider, you’re choosing to be cared and looked after by qualified and experienced Audiologists who can help change the way you listen to the world around you.

Types of hearing aid receivers

In-the-Ear receivers

ITE hearing aids are famous for their small size. This is why the receiver is integrated directly into the shell of the device. ITE hearing aids fit comfortably in the ear canal and are tailored to the anatomy of the individual's ear, providing a natural listening experience.

Behind-the-Ear receivers

In behind-the-ear (BTE) models, the receiver is located in the main body of the hearing aid. In this type of device, four components can be distinguished: receiver cable, receiver dome, left right receiver indicator. A thin tube directs the amplified sound into the ear canal through an earmold. This model is ideal for users with varying degrees of hearing loss and offers powerful amplification.

Receiver-in-Canal receivers

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids feature a receiver that is placed inside the ear canal while the rest of the device rests behind the ear. This arrangement allows for smaller, more discreet hearing aids and is favored for its comfort and less occluded feeling.

Try our online hearing test

If you suspect a hearing loss, our online hearing test can assist you.

When to consider hearing aid receiver replacement

The positioning of the receiver significantly influences sound quality. Correct positioning ensures that sound is emitted effectively and comfortably, reducing feedback and enabling clearer listening.

It is essential that users have their hearing aids fitted by a professional to achieve optimal positioning. Like all other components of a hearing aid, the receiver can also stop working properly, here are some examples: 

Decreased sound quality

If you notice a significant drop in sound quality, such as muffled sounds or static, it might be time to check your receiver for damage or degradation.

Physical damage

Visible signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or loose components, can impair function and require immediate attention.

Consistent feedback noises

Persistent buzzing or whistling sounds can indicate that the receiver is not functioning correctly or that it is improperly fitted.

Maintenance tips for hearing aid receivers

  1. Regular cleaning: Keep the receiver free of earwax and debris by cleaning it regularly with a soft, dry cloth or a special hearing aid cleaning tool
  2. Avoid moisture: Protect the receiver from moisture and store your hearing aids in a dry kit overnight.
  3. Routine check-ups: Schedule regular check-ups with your audiologist to ensure that your hearing aid and its components, including the receiver, are in optimal condition. Visit us at your nearest amplifon centre.
Would you like to know more about the components of your hearing aid? Ask an Expert

Have a look at out related contents

Learn more on how your hearing works, thanks to our experts contents. You can also have a look at our blog, with our latest news. 

Get support and advice

Book a free hearing test

Book now

Test your hearing online

Take the test

Find your nearest store

Find a store