Receiver In Canal (RIC)

Receiver In Canal (RIC) The receiver-in-canal (RIC) model is a newer development in hearing aids and is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. Compared to a classic behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid, the receiver of the RIC (the loudspeaker) is placed in the ear-tip instead of in the housing, thereby reducing its size. The RIC model consists of three parts: The housing, which sits behind the ear, and a thin earwire connecting the...

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Completely In Canal (CIC)

 Completely In Canal (CIC) The CIC is the smallest model in hearing aids and is especially suitable if you have a mild to moderate hearing loss. It is a custom made shell that contains all the electronic components. The shell is placed deeply in the ear canal, making the hearing aid almost invisible. A CIC therefore has a big aesthetic advantage: No one can actually see that you are wearing a hearing aid. For easy everyday removal,...

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In The Ear (ITE)

In The Ear (ITE) An in-the-ear model (ITE) is suitable if you have a mild to severe hearing loss. The ITE has all its electronic components contained within a plastic shell moulded to fit your ear. The ITE model is placed in the ear canal, but with the faceplate still visible in the concha of your ear. The size – as well as the visibility – of the ITE depends on your degree of hearing loss and the shape of your ear canals....

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Styles and Colors

Styles and Colors There are hearing aids available to suit all tastes and pocket books. Hearing care professionals will often recommend a system suitable for your individual needs but you will always have a choice Today’s most popular styles include: Mini Receiver-in-the-ear (miniRITE) MiniRITE is extremely popular because of its tiny size Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE)Slightly larger than the mini but still barely noticeable...

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