The receiver in-the-ear hearing aids (RITE) are smaller than behind-the-ear hearing aids. These hearing aids are recommended for people with a mild hearing loss.
The RITE hearing aid is placed discreetly behind the ear and is connected by a thin wire with a speaker or receiver placed inside the opening of the ear or the ear canal for improved sound quality.
They are less noticeable than traditional BTE hearing aids but are more vulnerable to earwax build-up and moisture. With the receiver being in the ear, it can be damaged by wax as opposed to a BTE mould. However, as the dome is less occluding, this can sometimes slow down wax production due to better aeration.
We advice you to speak with your hearing care professional for more guidance on RITE hearing aids.
Types of hearing aids