People often ask me a very important question- what style of hearing aid is best for me with the hearing loss I have?
Let’s talk about the different styles of hearing aids that Audicus offers and the benefits of each. Our hearing aids styles include Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC), Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC), and Behind the Ear (BTE). Styles are customized and can be programmed to your hearing loss.
Receiver in the Canal (RIC)
The microphone of this hearing aid is housed in a discreet hearing aid case. This is where the sound enters the hearing aid. The receiver, or speaker, goes into your ear canal. The two parts are attached by a thin electronic wire.
1. Snapshot of The Spirit
Best for: All the latest industry technology (Remote adjustability, Bluetooth & Recharge)
The Spirit is our newest and most advanced hearing aid, featuring the latest industry technology and features. It’s rechargeable, blue-tooth compatible, and remotely adjustable. In other words, the Spirit does it all.
If you’ve ever had to go in-office for an adjustment, you probably understand just how beneficial remote adjustable capabilities are. Rather than go in person to see an audiologist, a hearing aid specialist can program adjustments and make sound changes in real-time from a remote location. This unique functionality means you can customize sound without ever needing to leave your home.
The Spirit allows the most flexibility and freedom with hearing care. Its best suited for individuals with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
Want to know more? Check out The Spirit Spec Sheet.
2. Snapshot of The Clara
Best for: Low-cost, battery-powered RIC hearing aid
The award-winning Clara is one of our most popular hearing aids. It’s battery-powered and most suitable for individuals with mild-to-severe hearing loss. The Clara adapts to your environment for crystal clear sound quality in every setting.
If you want a no-frill RIC hearing aid, the Clara is a great option. The Clara is inexpensive but advanced enough to provide wearers with the sound quality they need.
It’s a digital hearing aid, making it much more capable than alternative low-cost hearing solutions, like amplifiers, which simply increase the loudness of sound. Similar to our other hearing aid models, the Clara allows for complex processing of sound.
Want to know more? Check out The Clara Spec Sheet.
3. Snapshot of The Wave
Best for: Bluetooth at an affordable price point
The Wave hearing aid is small and comfortable. Sounds that you hear are more natural and pleasant. This hearing aid is especially good for those folks who have high-pitched hearing loss. It works well with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
The Wave RIC hearing aid comes with Bluetooth, so you can talk on the phone and stream your favorite music through the hearing aid.
Want to know more? Check out The Wave Spec Sheet.
Completely in the Canal (CIC)
Snapshot of The Aura
Best for: Small size for those who want a less-noticeable, invisible hearing aid
The Aura is a Completely in the Canal (CIC) hearing aid and works well for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
The Aura is an invisible, lightweight hearing aid that fits into your ear canal and is great for mask-wearing. It stays in your ear when you remove your mask. It’s so easy to handle and comfortable to wear. The Aura is designed to be discrete, for those who don’t want their hearing aid to be as visible as other models.
Want to know more? Check out The Aura Spec Sheet.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
Snapshot of The Dia
Best for: Low-cost and affordability, for those who want the basics
The Dia, our Behind the Ear model, is designed to accommodate those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. The Dia is battery-powered and one of our most affordable hearing aid options available.
Want to know more? Check out The Dia Spec Sheet.
So, Which Hearing Aid is Right for Me?
For a side-by-side comparison of features, check out our comparison tool on our hearing aids page. Our comparison tool is designed to make looking at the different costs, features, and specs of each hearing aid simple.
If you have any questions about our Receiver in the Canal, Completely in the Canal hearing aids, or Behind the Ear hearing aids, please give us a call. As I love to say, at Audicus, we’re here to help you hear!
-Marianne Cramer M.S., F-AAA
Marianne Cramer is the Head Audiologist at Audicus. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of Audiology. Marianne received her master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and has since then worked across the US and internationally. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.