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Helix Receiver-in-the-canal Hearing Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248732D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-30

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A helix receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid has a curved elongate case including a rear portion configured to be positioned in the helix of an ear of a hearing aid wearer, a front portion configured to be inserted into the ear canal of the ear, and a middle portion coupled between the rear portion and the front portion. The case houses a hearing aid circuit including a microphone, a receiver (speaker), a processing circuit coupled between the microphone and the receiver, and a battery supplying power to the hearing aid circuit. In various embodiments, the battery is housed in the case in the rear portion, the receiver is housed in the case in the front portion, and the microphone house in the case in the middle portion. In various embodiments, the helix RIC hearing aid has a standard form factor that fits entirely in the ear.