Small, discreet and quick to fit. Perfect for many first-time hearing aid wearers.Features:
- Discreet design
- Variety of colour options available
- Easy to adjust
- For mild to severe hearing loss
- Micro and Standard sizing available
Receiver in the canal (RIC) or some manufacturers call them receiver in the ear (RITE) are the most popular type of hearing instrument fitter in the UK. They are light, comfortable and extremely versatile as they are suitable for losses from mild to profound. The microphone and processor sit in a tiny case behind the ear. They all benefit from directional microphone and are available in a variety of sizes, the smallest Micro RIC using a size 10 battery and almost invisible when worn.
The Mini RIC will use a 312 battery and thanks to its slight increase in size will have a switch onboard that can function as a volume or programme control. One manufacturer in particular offers a rechargeable option in association with their eCharger for those who may not be comfortable with battery changes or may struggle with turning the system off at night.
There are some RIC models that use size 13 battery, these instruments will be a little larger than the Mini versions. They are designed to cope with complexed applications such as the power requirements for severe to profound losses or two way streaming of sound and data as with the Halo2 and its iPhone compatibility.
What really gives this range of hearing aids its versatility is its ability to be customised to each user. RICs use a near invisible wire that runs down the side of the ear, this terminates with the receiver (speaker) itself. These receiver units can be available with five different wire lengths and up to five different power levels of receiver. The receiver rests within the outer third of ear canal and the fitting is completed with either a silicone dome which is extremely comfortable or a custom made ear tip.
Price shown is for an individual hearing instrument, discounts may be available for two hearing instruments depending on technology level.