Hearing aid types

Receiver-in-canal (RIC)

Small and unnoticeable

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids are small and discreet, made up of housing that sits behind the ear with the microphones and amplifier, connected via a small, nearly invisible wire to the receiver inside the canal. They are lightweight and comfortable, giving you a more natural hearing experience and better sound quality. These hearing aids come with a dome or a custom ear mould to fit comfortably within the ear canal, making them suitable for people with a wide range of hearing loss.

Small and discreet

Advanced features

Powerful performance

Small and discreet

Discreet and barely visible

RIC hearing aids are typically small and discreet because the speaker is placed inside the ear instead of in the casing behind the ear. This means the portion behind the ear is smaller in comparison to other styles. RIC styles come with a thin and translucent wire that connects the speaker to the hearing aid casing, which is nearly invisible.
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Advanced features

A versatile hearing solution

These hearing aids are versatile, offering you a number of different features. Selected styles of RIC hearing aids are rechargeable and are connectable to digital devices. The also include other features such as:

  • Noise cancellation
  • Water resistant coating
  • Feedback reduction

Powerful performance

A natural listening experience

RIC hearing aids are designed to have a small dome which is vented to allow sound to enter the ear canal naturally, in addition to the amplification from the hearing aid. This allows for more natural sound quality and a better listening experience.
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With a variety of different styles and models with varying levels of technology, our hearing experts can take you through the different types of hearing aids available and how the different technology works so that the best solution can be found for your hearing needs.

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Hearing aid accessories

Hearing aid accessories like the Amplifon App, TV streamers, and remote microphones are designed to help you engage with all the sounds around you

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Hearing aids maintenance

Look after your hearing aids by protecting and cleaning your hearing device and visit your local clinic for a free hearing aid clean and check. 

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Hearing protection

Hearing protection can prevent damage to the fragile form of the inner-ear by reducing the noise exposure level which can risk a hearing loss. 

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