Types of Hearing Aids

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) Hearing Aids

Sleek and light.

Receiver-in-canal hearing aids are similar to BTEs in that the shell sits behind the ear, however, RICs are smaller and more discreet. They have a tiny wire that connects the shell tothe hearing aid receiver, which is housed in a dome or custom ear mold in the ear. This creates a very natural listening experience and better sound control than a BTE. Almost all levels of loss can be treated with a RIC hearing aid.


Natural sound



Small and sleek

Since the RIC’s case doesn’t need to house the speaker, it’s typically slimmer and smaller than most BTE models. RIC styles also boast a thin, electrical wire instead of an ear hook or tubing, which when combined with a small, translucent ear dome makes them barely visible to others.
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Natural sound

Hear as you should

Sounds tend to be clearer and more intact with RIC hearing aids, as the speaker rests closer to the ear canal. And distancing the speaker from the microphone minimizes another common complaint: feedback.
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Option for all

RIC hearing aids substantially magnify sounds in both the high-frequency and low-frequency ranges, making them a great options for almost all levels of loss.
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Find the perfect solution for you

The right combination of hearing aid style and features will allow you to hear your best days.

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Stay connected to your world.

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Say goodbye to batteries.

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Small but mighty.


RIC hearing aid solutions

RIC hearing aids are a great option for any level of hearing loss, making them our most popular style.

Concerned about sound quality? Our RIC hearing aids offer the most natural sound experience by placing the speaker directly in the canal. Bonus: They’re also lightweight and very discreet, offer superior sound quality and listening experience due to the placement of the speaker.

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Three reasons to love RIC

Lightweight, discreet and, now, rechargeable. Watch to learn why the RIC hearing aid is our most popular style.

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