Receiver-in-the-ear Hearing Aid
RITEs sit comfortably behind your ear, while a thin wire is guided into the ear canal. The receiver, or speaker sits at the end of this wire and delivers sound to the eardrum. They are normally non-occluding (they do not block your ear) but these aids can be adapted for mild to severe hearing losses, and can be worn with or without a custom earpiece.
Smaller unit behind the ear; can be lighter and inconspicuous
Less occlusion with open domes/molds; allows you to hear sounds naturally where hearing is better.
Can be adapted for greater hearing loss with a custom mold
Directional microphones available
Rechargeable option available
Compatible with wireless technology
Requires some dexterity to insert and manipulate the aid