Receiver in Canal - RIC
The most popular type of hearing dispensed today is a receiver in the canal. They are related to BTEs in their design but instead of an ear-mold, a slim tube or tube with a receiver attached to the end of it as dome that goes into the ear canal. RICS are ideal for high frequency hearing loss where that patient has normal low frequency hearing. These aids can be modified to fit mild to moderate or even mild to severe hearing loss with the creation of more powerful receivers and closed domes. RIC hearing aids are designed to be small and inconspicuous because the tube that goes to from the aid to your ears is clear and transparent.