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Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are worn behind the ear and can be connected to an individual or standard earmold that fits inside the outer ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear.
Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids are similar to BTE’s in shape and style, but are smaller because the receiver (or the loudspeaker) is placed in the ear-tip instead of the housing.
With RIC hearing aids, sound is sent directly from the housing behind your ear through a thin wire to the receiver which is in your ear canal. The sound is more natural, because the loudspeaker is in the ear.
The dome is selected individually according to the level of hearing impairment and the shape of the ear canal, that makes it possible to ventilate the ears, does not accumulate moisture, reduce the possibility of ear infections.