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Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Style Hearing Aid

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) style digital hearing aid connects to a small ear tip with a micro-tube that sits concealed behind the ear. Livingston Hearing Aid Center offers multiple hearing aid styles, including the receiver-in-canal (RIC) style hearing aid that enhances hearing in some of the most challenging environments.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Function and Appearance

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid has an open-fit style. Rather than the speaker being located in the main body of the hearing aid, it is built into an insertable ear dome. The speaker sits in the ear canal with the microphone and processer positioned behind the ear in a tiny case. A small wire connects the two. This hearing aid style is known for producing above-average sound quality.

It achieves exceptional clarity for the wearer, without whistling or buzzing, even when the surrounding environment is very noisy. When fitted comfortably behind the ear, it is usually not visible when facing straight ahead. The receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid is ideal for individuals experiencing moderately severe high-frequency hearing loss.


The various features of the receiver-in-canal hearing aid include:

  • Typically smaller and more discreet than a BTE
  • “Open” fit allows for more natural sound quality of the wearer’s voice
  • Clear, comfortable hearing in noisy environments

Get In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

To learn more about the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid style we offer at Livingston Hearing Aid Center, call us today at 866.842.2441 or set up an appointment online.