Your hearing aid’s
parts and controls

Every hearing aid has four key components. See what they are and learn about other common parts and controls.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

RIC style hearing aids are instruments where the receiver — or speaker — is inside the ear canal, which is then connected to the main device by a thin electrical wire. RIC hearing aids are sleek and stylish, feature packed, and are ideal for first-time hearing aid wearers.

Diagram showing a receiver-in-canal hearing aid from different angles

1 Hearing Aid Shell

2 Cable

3 Receiver

4 Microphone

5 Rocker Switch (user control)

6 Battery Door

7 Manufacturer & Model Name

8 Left/Right Receiver Indicator

9 Instant Fit Earbud

10 Left/Right Hearing Aid Indicator

11 Charging Contacts