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Types of hearing aids


Receiver-in-the-ear and receiver-in-the-canal hearing aids

Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) and receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) are similar to open-fit behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids.

The part of the hearing aid behind the ear is smaller than BTE hearing aids. It has a thin wire that connects to a speaker inside the opening of the ear.

RITE and RIC hearing aids are also less visible than BTE hearing aids.

Who this is most suitable for

People with mild to profound hearing loss.

How to get this hearing aid

These hearing aids are available to buy privately.