What is a Hearing Aid Receiver?
If you have a Receiver in Canal type hearing aid (RIC), the ‘receiver’ or speaker, goes into your ear canal and is connecting to the main hearing aid by an electronic wire.
In instruments with external receivers, the core components of the hearing aid are left in a standard BTE housing while the receiver is mounted on a soft dome or a custom shell inserted in the ear canal. Using an external receiver saves space in the main housing of the instrument, so the BTE part can be dramatically reduced in size.
Each manufacturer has different receivers, and each receiver varies based on the power required, size and some other factors.
Hearing aid receivers are thin plastic tubes that extend from the Hearing aid over the outer ear and into the ear canal, in the canal covering the receiver will be a dome, making it fit comfortably.
Each user varies on how often they need to replace their receivers, but it’s recommended to change your receiver at least once a year in order to maximize the benefits of your hearing aids.
At HEAR4U, we stock receivers by Oticon, Phonak/Unitron, Widex and GN ReSound.
By following the below link you can see the receivers available.
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