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Hearing Aid: In The Canal

Receiver in canal or receiver in the ear

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver that sits in the ear canal. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the piece behind the ear to the speaker or receiver.

A receiver-in-canal hearing aid:

  • Typically has a less visible behind-the-ear portion
  • Has directional microphones
  • Has manual control options
  • May be available with rechargeable battery
  • Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker