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    Quote Originally Posted by Gery_R View Post
    BTE is normally for old school behind the ear and receiver within the unit, not sure many people would agree with you, because bte was 1st and had this characteristic, ric is simply receiver in the ear and a different thing.
    So Gery, where exactly does the RIC HA sit on your ear? By definition a RIC is a BTE that has the receiver sitting in your ear canal rather than having it in the housing of the HA. At the end of the day it does sit behind your ear.
    Last edited by seb; 06-07-2017 at 11:25 AM.
    Oticon Agil Pro w/streamer

    -250 500 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 6000 8000
    L 10--5----10----30---50----70----85---80---80
    R 5--10----20----35---45----85----85--100--100

    SP Disc ------------- SRT
    L 88% @55db ------- L-10
    R 90% @55db------- R-25

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    So Gery, where exactly does the RIC HA sit on your ear? By definition a RIC is a BTE that has the receiver sitting in your ear canal rather than having it in the housing of the HA. At the end of the day it does sit behind your ear.
    no it doesn't sit completely behind the ear, as it is devided.
    Left/Right//kHz // Oticon OPN1 105dB C-Shell with support

    45/55//0.25
    60/70// 0.5
    70/70//1
    60/70//2
    60/60//3
    50/45//4
    55/50//6
    45/55//8

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    By definition a RIC is a BTE


    show me where you found this definition..


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    Who gives a shit?

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    Here's one: http://www.hearingreview.com/2008/03...canal-options/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post

    By definition a RIC is a BTE


    show me where you found this definition..

    Last edited by MDB; 06-07-2017 at 07:49 PM.
    .25 .5 1 1.5 2 3.0 4.0 6.0 8.0

    15 15 20 30 30 55 75 90 NR ​KS7
    10 10 20 15 25 35 65 85 95 WRS 100/92@45/40

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    2008 give me a break!! Do you and seb shack up together?

    I'm siding with the who gives a shit comment above.. but don't tell me you're wearing BTE when you are wearing a RIC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    No way in hell you won't have feedback with those numbers you should really be researching CI's.
    Did look into them and I was assessed a few years back when my hearing dropped into severe to profound from moderate to severe, but I still benefit from hearing aids and it's too risky as I still have some useful hearing in the low frequencies. Rather not until I really need to so I'll put up with feedback for now. It's only when I put my hand close to them or hug someone anyway so it's fine
    Hz...250...500...750...1K...1.5K...2K...3K...4K... 6K...8K
    L.......30......70......75.....80.....110...110..1 05...110...115...105
    R.......35.....45.......80.....80.....105...105... 110...105...115...110

    Currently wear Oticon Spirit Synergy P bilaterally supplied by the NHS with thermotec custom moulds made privately by Egger. User of Oticon Streamer Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    By definition a RIC is a BTE


    show me where you found this definition..

    Here are three:
    http://www.hearingreview.com/2008/03...canal-options/
    http://www.healthyhearing.com/help/hearing-aids/types
    https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/P.../ucm181470.htm
    Oticon Agil Pro w/streamer

    -250 500 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 6000 8000
    L 10--5----10----30---50----70----85---80---80
    R 5--10----20----35---45----85----85--100--100

    SP Disc ------------- SRT
    L 88% @55db ------- L-10
    R 90% @55db------- R-25

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    these defenitions are "made" by "journalists", the manufacturors don't use BTE as a overall category for RICs.
    Left/Right//kHz // Oticon OPN1 105dB C-Shell with support

    45/55//0.25
    60/70// 0.5
    70/70//1
    60/70//2
    60/60//3
    50/45//4
    55/50//6
    45/55//8

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    Selection: Where to Start?

    The rationale for choosing a specific coupling method is relatively straightforward if one understands the differences between:

    1. An open versus an occluded fit;
    2. A standard (#13) tube versus a thin-tube; and
    3. A thin-tube versus a thin-wire (RIC) fitting.

    In the subsequent comparisons, we will use the frequency output of a standard occluded-ear fitting (ie, a BTE hearing aid coupled to a standard #13 unvented occluding earmold) as the reference for our discussions.


    All manufacturers have separate listings on their websites one called BTE and one called RIC. But if you two are happy confusing people have at it. Are you guys related to Raymond?

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