Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)

One of the most comfortable hearing aids to wear.

A Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid is also commonly known as a Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) hearing aid.

Barely visible when worn, the Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) style is a hearing aid in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing noise distortion.

Receiver-in-Canal devices are very similar to Behind-the-Ear (BTE) devices but rather than sitting inside the device, the receiver sits inside the wearers’ ear canal producing a more natural listening experience.

Important notes and features

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • The most comfortable style of hearing aid on the market.
  • The receiver (speaker) which sits inside the ear, has to be changed about every year or two.
  • More natural and crisper sound quality.
  • Can often be more discreet and invisible than custom Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) hearing aids.

Why choose

Our success is measured by correcting your hearing loss. That’s why you’ll speak to and be assessed by qualified audiologists at a time and location convenient to you, you’ll get in person one to one fittings and the ability to try a range of hearing solutions to make sure you find what’s right for you.