The RIC Hearing Aid: Not Your Grandma’s BTE!Once considered the least popularhearing aid, the behind-the-ear(BTE) hearing aid style hasundergone an astoundingmetamorphosis, and nowhere isthis more evident than in thewidely-accepted receiver-in-the-canal or RIC version of today’sBTE.Combining functionality withversatility and style, the RIC hearing aid has a receiver outsideof the hearing instrument case which is placed at the end of atube inserted into the wearer’s ear canal. Because the receiverhas been removed, the case that houses the hearing aid ismuch smaller and fits discreetly behind the ear.As an added benefit, the thin wire housed inside the tube thatconnects the receiver to the case and the ear insert piece thathouses the receiver are smaller than the diameter of the earcanal. This helps eliminate occlusion, or that “talking in abarrel” feeling.The discreet receiver-in-canal style is certainly the way to go ifyou want to experience comfortable, natural sound withoutworrying about everyone noticing you are wearing a hearingaid. But you may discover that the wide range of colors theRIC hearing aid comes in are too vibrant to resist and that youmight enjoy telling others about your cool new hearing aid.
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