This might be the most comfortable and flexible of hearing aid choices for you. It tends to be very reliable, very easy to insert, and hardly visible. Most people don’t notice it. The receiver can actually look like a misplaced hair. As far as flexibility, we can program these devices to become stronger and stronger as your hearing changes. It’s not like glasses; you don’t need a new hearing aid every year or two. They are very durable these days. They have much more stable microphones and less sensitivity to moisture, humidity, and perspiration. In fact, some of ours have survived an accidental shower or machine washing. If you average out the cost over their lifetime, it can come to $1.50 per day.
Wireless Bluetooth® options available
Lightweight unit with comfortable earpieces
Open fitting makes for a more comfortable, natural sound
Among the most popular styles
About This Type:
With a comfortable, open-fit design that’s perfect for almost all types of hearing loss, the receiver-in-canal (RIC) devices make hearing more clearly a breeze. The speaker and microphone are both located on the shell of RIC devices. The speaker is fed into the ear canal with a comfortable, flexible dome, which allows sound to pass through your ear canal naturally. These open fittings reduce wind and traffic noise. More importantly, they eliminate problems and embarrassment with feedback (that “whistling” sound) that plagued older hearing aids.
Although RIC devices sit behind your ear, the small, sleek design means that they’re barely visible when you wear it. What people will notice is how relaxed and confident you are when speaking with people in groups because speech is now clear and easy for you to understand.