Similar to the RIC hearing aids, the RITE is also when the receiver sits within the ear rather then the hearing aid itself. The difference between the RITE and the RIC is where the receiver sits, the RIC sitting deeper in the ear canal. These are normally easier to use with a telephone because they are smaller than BTE and other types and can be used from mild to severe cases of hearing loss.
Advantages of RIC and RITE Hearing Aids
- Because the receive is in the ear, the devices are smaller and more discreet
- Lightweight and generally more comfortable
- Less feedback and susceptible to wind noise
Disadvantages of RIC and RITE Hearing Aids
- Receiver may get damaged by moisture and wax in the ear.
- Smaller devices and therefore easier to lose
- Generally more expensive than the equivalent BTE hearing aid.