Receiver In Canal (RIC) hearing aids

Since first being introduced in 2003, RIC hearing aids (also referred to as RITE / Receiver In The Ear) have become one of the most popular fitting types.

RIC hearing aids have the receiver (or speaker) outside of the body so they can be much smaller in size. They sit behind the ear and are very comfortable to wear due to their light weight. 

The body contains the microphones, processors and an amplifier along with physical buttons for controlling volume and program. The receiver, which sits in your ear canal and is fitted with a soft, flexible dome, is connected to the body by a thin wire.

The open fit design gives a more natural sound and amplifies higher pitched sounds

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The separate microphone and receiver greatly reduces feedback (or whistling)

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There are no custom moulds so you could be tested and fitted with RIC hearing aids on the same day

Nearly all RIC hearing aids have physical controls for adjusting the volume and changing programs

Are RIC hearing aids right for you?

RIC hearing aids are a very popular choice due to their discreet designs and great performance.

With their open fit design, they provide a more natural sound and don't block your ear canal.

While each brand has their own design style, generally RIC hearing aids come in a couple of sizes depending on what performance or options you need. 

RIC hearing aids are small and lightweight which is great if you want them to be less visible and are wearing them all day. However, if you have dexterity challenges then their size may be an issue but our hearing specialists can advise on what's most suitable for your needs.

Back view of a RIC (Receiver In Canal) hearing aid being worn

RIC hearing aids available at OutsideClinic

Widex Moment

£3,100 - £4,450 per pair

Widex Moment hearing aids give you a pure, undistorted natural sound. The new Widex Moment SmartRIC includes an advanced directional microphone which means you’ll experience crystal-clear conversations, even in noisy environments. 

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Signia Pure

£1,500 - £4,450 per pair

The Signia Pure is small, discreet, and conveniently rechargeable for all-day listening, with Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones. It's ideal for experienced and first-time hearing aid wearers who are looking for a sleek aesthetic device.

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Signia Styletto

£2,850 - £4,450 per pair

The Styletto is the world’s first SLIM-RIC hearing aid. It has a sleek, sophisticated design and is available in a range of distinctive colours. It blends superior technology with style and has the added convenience of recharging on the go.

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Starkey Evolv AI

£3,250 - £4,450 per pair

Starkey Evolv AI hearing systems use innovative technology to deliver realistic and genuine sound quality in every listening environment without the need to do anything extra.

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Ready for clearer hearing?

Book a free home hearing test with OutsideClinic today and find out how our hearing aids can transform your hearing experience. Our experts come to you, ensuring your hearing solutions are matched perfectly to your lifestyle and environment.

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Aftercare is included with all of our hearing aids here at OutsideClinic. Aftercare is available for the lifetime of your hearing aids. Just call 0808 239 3504. Our hearing care specialists are on hand to give you the help you need. 

If you would like extra peace of mind, you can protect your hearing aids against accidental damage with our Hearing CarePlus Plan.

If you are not satisfied with your hearing aids in any way contact us in writing, by telephone or in email as soon as you are aware. If we are unable to meet your expectations or satisfaction within a reasonable amount of time you are entitled to a full refund of costs paid towards your hearing aids. This applies to the first 60 days following delivery and fitting. All warranties are in addition to your statutory (legal) rights.

Following your initial appointment, we’ll visit you at home again to make sure they fit comfortably. We’ll show you how to use the hearing aids, we will check they are working correctly and explain how to look after them.

We offer a 20% discount when replacing lost hearing aids within 2 years of purchase. If your hearing aids have a custom tip/earmould, they will be subject to a £50 non-refundable fee per aid.