Receiver in the ear (RITE) or Receiver in Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids

Receiver in the Ear (RITE), also known as Receiver in Canal (RIC) are a hybrid of In the Canal and Behind the Ear style hearing aids. A discreet wire connects the hearing aid to the receiver to transmit sound.

Receiver In The Ear (RITE)

This style of hearing aid is suitable for all levels of hearing loss and offers the ability to have different receiver power levels.

The benefits:

  • Ability to fit different receiver power levels and the variable ear domes make them suitable for all levels of hearing loss, from mild to profound.
  • Dual microphones make it easier to hear in noisy environments.
  • The internal receiver allows for a clearer and more natural sound.
  • Ability to change receiver levels should your hearing deteriorate.
  • Discreet appearance.
  • Wireless and telecoil options.

The limitations:

  • Due to the external location of the microphone, there is a loss of natural acoustics.
  • The external microphone is more prone to damage from dead skin from behind the ear.
  • Telephone usage is more difficult, and the telephone needs to be held over the front microphone.


  • Custom made to fit your individual ears’ anatomy
  • Can be adjusted for all levels of hearing loss
  • Dual microphones for better hearing
What our clients say

Two members of my family have just received excellent advice and treatment at the Chichester Centre.

My husband for ear plugs advice and my 12 year old son, who has been suffering with excessive ear wax building up for the past year or so and being told by GP that can do nothing except keep putting drops in.

Within 15 minutes he had his ears safely unblocked, using micro suction and washing, something the GP said was not available. My son is like a different child and can actually hear again.

Thank You!

Mr J Llewellyn – Chichester patient