Receiver-in-canal (RIC) Hearing Aids
Open-fit hearing aid that uses a thin plastic micro tube extending into the ear canal.
RICs are a type of open-fit hearing aid that use a thin plastic “micro” tube that extends from the body of the hearing aid (housed behind the ear) over the outer ear and into the ear canal. A small, soft tip / dome sits inside the ear canal without sealing it. This way, air and sound can continue to flow to the ear canal naturally, reducing feelings of being "plugged up".
More than half of hearing care wearers are good candidates for RIC hearing aids. If your hearing loss is in the mild to moderately severe range and you have the ability to manipulate small objects, these hearing aids may be a good option for you.