Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

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Small, discrete, and quick to fit. Perfect for many first-time hearing aid wearers.

Our Receiver-In-Canal hearing aids feature a discrete design that is made for everyday use and enjoyment. Device components are split up into two sections with the microphone and amplifier housed behind the ear and the receiver is placed within a small ear bud that rests inside the ear canal. Favored by individuals experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss due to the devices ability to amplify high-pitched sounds better than other devices.

The Advantages of Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aids

With a Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aid, you can enjoy the following benefits:

Natural Sound Quality – Because they rest deep within your ear canal, RIC hearing aids allow your ears to channel sound waves the way they would naturally towards the inner ear. This results in properly communicated sound directionality and allows for a more natural sound profile. RIC hearing aids can also mitigate the “plugged-up” feeling many users experience with other devices, minimizing the sound of your own voice by allowing internal noise to escape the ear canal.

Adjustable Power Levels – RIC devices may be fitted with different power levels making them suitable for a wide range of hearing loss. The ability to change power levels allows your hearing aid to adapt to you needs if your hearing loss worsens and requires increased sound amplification.

Long Battery Life – Because the main components of RIC devices are housed behind the ear, they may utilize the increased space with larger and improved batteries. This means less time charging or replacing the batteries.

Unobtrusive & Easily Hidden –  Because the main components of RIC hearing aids are separated, the device may be easily hidden behind the ear while the receiver ear piece rests comfortably within the ear canal. The separated design also makes the device more comfortable and easier to fit.

Reciever-In-Canal (RIC) Compatible Technology

Hearing aid customization allows for a one of a kind hearing device that fits your exact need for maximum comfort and performance.

Summit IQ™ – With Summit iQ™ technology you can experience wireless streaming, access to your favorite music, TV, media and take personal calls. In addition, built-in Acuity™ Immersion Directionality will help restore your natural ability to pinpoint incoming sound.

Summit™ Summit™ delivers technology with top-notch wireless performance and Multiflex Tinnitus Technology to enhance sound quality and reduce painful ear ringing. In addition, with wireless Bluetooth features you can stream music, TV and other media.

Thrive™ – Thrive™ technology is the ultimate accessory for high-frequency hearing. With built-in features including sound compression and HydraShield®2 wax repellent, it turns your hearing aid into a high endurance device.

Who are the candidates?

If you experience mild to severe hearing loss or have struggled with the feeling of “blockage” caused by smaller in canal hearing aids, you may be an ideal candidate for RIC hearing aids.

Candidates for RIC hearing aids should consider the following:

Required Dexterity – RIC hearing aids are small in size and fit deep within the ear canal making them difficult for some users to handle.

Open Fit Design – Since the ear canal is not completely blocked by the hearing device, sound may enter and escape the ear canal naturally while still amplifying the specific sounds you have difficulty hearing.

Lightweight & Discrete – Depending on your preference, RIC devices are more comfortable than others but also more easily dropped or misplaced.

Hearing Loss Progression – RIC hearing aids are a good choice for users with varying hearing loss, allowing the devices to be customized without being replaced.

Are Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids for Everyone?

Receiver-In-Canal hearing aids can enhance your daily routine with comfort and discretion. However they may not be an ideal choice for everyone. RIC devices are more susceptible to moisture in the ear and may require more frequent repairs and cleaning. Their over comfort can also be a drawback due to the fact that many users forget their wearing them, making RIC hearing aids easier to lose.


Choosing the Right Hearing Aids for You

While there are many hearing aid options available to you, we recommend that you choose a hearing aid based on your specific needs. StartHearing makes the path toward better hearing easy and affordable. Our hearing aids are personally customized, adjusted, and maintained by local hearing professionals and audiologists. Our goal is to ensure you receive the best quality hearing possible. If you would like to schedule a comprehensive hearing exam or hearing aid consultation, please call or contact us online today.

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