RICs are a type of open-fit hearing aid that use a thin plastic “micro” tube that extends from the body of the hearing aid (housed behind the ear) over the outer ear and into the ear canal. A small, soft tip sits inside the ear canal without sealing it.
Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids are placed inside the ear canal and thin electrical wires are used instead of plastic acoustic tubes. It is an open fitting Hearing Aid that is quite comfortable to wear and remove. The receiver is located outside of the hearing aid which is connected by a discrete receiver wire for a Free flow of sound waves.