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.

Our RIC hearing aids include the Omni, Spirit, Wave and Clara.


1. Snapshot of The Omni

Best for: The latest In adaptive-directional sound plus the best technology available (Remote adjustability, Bluetooth & Recharge)

The Omni boasts the most realistic, high-quality sound experience available. Featuring adaptive-directional microphones that are able to detect the direction of incoming speech and cut out background noise, the Omni allows you to focus on the sounds that matter most. Seamless Bluetooth connection with your Apple or Android smartphone and television let you connect with entertainment without missing a beat. The Audicus Omni also features all our most popular features including rechargeability and remote adjustment, and is programmed specifically to your level of hearing loss.

The Omni allows you to experience sound as you remember it. Its best suited for individuals with mild-to-severe hearing loss.

Want to know more? Check out The Omni Spec Sheet

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2. Snapshot of The Spirit

Best for: All the latest industry technology (Remote adjustability, Bluetooth & Recharge)

The Spirit is one of our most advanced hearing aids, 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. 

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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. 

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4. 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

Marianne Cramer, Head Audiologist at Audicus