One of the most popular hearing aid types available, RICs, offer consistent output, a wide range of options and features, and reduced sound distortion. Sound is digitally processed in a compact device that rests behind the ear. Sound is then conveyed to a small receiver mounted in the ear canal through a thin electrical wire.
This is the most adaptable, versatile hearing aid style available to treat almost any hearing loss degree from mild to severe. As the hearing can be refitted and reprogrammed as the child develops, their longevity and versatility make them common pediatric hearing aids. BTE hearing aids are usually slightly bigger in size and weight, but they more than make up for it in features, battery life, and power.