Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids are smaller than standard
BTE models, but are easy to manoeuver and can still house a
variety of features. Like standard BTEs, they can be worn comfort-
ably behind the ear. However, unlike regular BTE hearing aids, the
RITE’s loudspeaker is located outside the housing and positioned
at the end of a thin ear wire, placed near the eardrum. Since
generated sound only has to travel a very short distance with
lower transmission loss, less sound energy (and battery power)
is required to produce a superior listening experience.
It can take just 10 minutes to take the impression of your ears
for perfectly fitting hearing aids. Your audiologist uses earmoulds
to create custom-made in the ear hearing aids. This bespoke
approach ensures the finished aids are an exact match for the
contours of your ears.
No “plugged up” feeling (occlusion)
Minimizes sounds of your own voice by allowing sounds to escape ear canal
Small, virtually unnoticeable casings
Nearly invisible tubing
Larger batteries for longer battery life
The RITE (Receiver-in-the-ear) hearing aid type differs from the
BTE by its way of transmitting sound. There are three distinct
parts: the case, the wire-earpiece and the earpiece. The earpiece is
placed directly in the ear canal unlike the classical BTE. The micro-
phone and the ampliﬁer are in a small box located behind the ear.
The earphone wire is used to connect the earphone and the case.
The case of a RITE hearing aid is thinner and smaller than the
classic earloop, it slips completely behind the ear for an almost
invisible result. The customisation of the case colours makes it
even more discreet, by matching it with skin colour or hair.