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

Signia AX

£1,900 - £4,450 per pair

The AX (Augmented Xperience) range changes the way you hear the world with outstanding speech clarity and an unprecedented hearing experience.

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Signia IX

£3,250 - £4,450 per pair

Our Signia IX (Integrated Xperience) range has been built from the ground up with conversation in mind and features revolutionary technology that analyses, augments and adapts so you never miss out.

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Widex Moment

£2,800 - £4,450 per pair

Widex Moment hearing aids give you a pure, undistorted natural sound. They can automatically adapt to your specific listening requirements to ensure optimal clarity and comfort.

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Starkey Evolv AI

£2,800 - £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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ReSound Omnia

£3,400 - £4,450 per pair

ReSound Omnia allows you to hear all the details you couldn’t before, especially in noisy situations. They also preserve the natural sound of your own voice so you don’t sound loud or artificial when talking.

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ReSound One

£2,400 - £3,250 per pair

ReSound One delivers natural sound quality and helps you hear speech with ease even in challenging and changing listening situations. One-to-one conversations in noisy environments are even easier to hear by using Ultra Focus.

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Rexton Motioncore

£1,300 per pair

Rexton MotionCore hearing aids are great value for money. They feature technology that recognises and adapts to your environment automatically.

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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.

We regularly check our prices against high street opticians to ensure we offer the best price. In the unlikely event that a high street optician offers exactly the same product as on your receipt for less, we’ll refund you the difference. Just let us know within 90 days of receipt of the product(s).

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.