Receiver In The Canal Hearing Aid
Also goes by the name Canal Receiver Technology
receiver in the canal devices looks pretty much like the regular BTE
hearing aids. The difference is, that on these devices the receiver is
separated from the case. Instead, it is located in the ear canal (along
with the little tip that replaces the earmold). This canal receiver
technology got mainly good sides.
you separate the receiver from the case (The part behind the ear), the
case can be even smaller than usual. Another advantage, is that the
sound from the receiver is transmitted directly to the ear drum. This
is not the case in classic BTE, where they use this tiny tube to
conduct the sounds from the case into the ear and to the ear drum.
Earmold Vs Open fit tip
the RIC will use a universal open fit tip, but you can also wear it
with a tailor made tip that will be made specially to fit your ear. It
is more suitable for a higher degree of hearing loss. On these cases
too, you can have some sort of ventilation.
Can it fit you?
on most cases, Receiver in the canal is made for minor and moderate
hearing loss. In some devices, with a stronger receiver, it can also
fit severe hearing loss.
Another consideration is your ear canal.
It can't be too narrow, otherwise the receiver won’t fit in. Any
hearing aid expert can give you the estimation for this.