Echo Audiology: Hearing & Audiology Clinic Orléans

What is a RIC Hearing Aid?

RIC Hearing Aid

If you are shopping for a new hearing aid, it is likely you’ll come across a number of different styles, including the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid. The RIC hearing aid is one of the most popular types of hearing devices as it features several unique advantages including its flexibility in power and small, discreet size, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeability.

The Benefits of RIC Hearing Aids

RIC hearing aids can be worn comfortably behind the ear where a thin wire connects the ear canal to the main part of the device, which holds the circuitry. The wire extends over the ear and into a small receiver which sits inside the ear canal. Separating the two components of a hearing aid has many major benefits including:

  • Feedback and occlusion are likely to be less of a problem with RIC hearing aids.
  • Can fit a large range of hearing loss degrees and types as it can be used with a dome or with a small custom mold
  • When worn with a dome, the hearing aid is keeping the ear canal open, allowing for some sounds to travel into the ear naturally, and only amplifying the sounds the patient needs for their hearing loss
  • Separating the hearing aid into two parts allows it to remain very small, making it easy to hide and fit comfortably in and around the ear. It also allows for more space for features in the hearing aid, which can enhance the listener’s hearing experience.
  • Available in a regular or rechargeable battery format for your convenience.

Finding the right hearing aid for you depends on a number of factors including your ear shape, desired features, lifestyle needs, aesthetic appeal, budget and more. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional Audiologist from Echo Audiology who can determine what type of hearing aid will best suit you. For high-quality hearing aids in Ottawa and advice you can trust, contact us today.

To learn more about our hearing aid products and services, including more information about how you can get funding, give us a call at 613-841-3033 or fill out our online contact form and we will be happy to help you.