Behind-the-Ear hearing aids have the most circuitry options and typically have more power than any of the custom-made, in-the-ear versions. BTEs rest on the back of your ear, and are connected via a custom made ear mold. They are suitable for a wide variety of hearing losses, from mild to severe or profound.
Different from BTEs, RICs use tiny casings and a nearly invisible, slim tube. RICs offer a cosmetically appealing option and allows for a more natural sound. They are light weight with a transparent dome that makes them less noticeable than the regular BTEs with custom ear molds.