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AN INNOVATIVE RIE WITH MICROPHONE IN THE EAR LETS USERS “HEAR WITH THEIR OWN EARS”

The Receiver-In-Ear style of hearing aids has overtaken the hearing aid market. Data from the US in 2019 indicated that almost 79% of the hearing aids dispensed were of this style. The popularity of the RIE makes sense. It is robust, comfortable, discreet to wear, and can offer the most comprehensive collection of features.

A significant drawback of the RIE is that the microphones are in an unnatural location to deliver sound to the individual ear. While artificial pinna compensation algorithms mitigate this drawback to some degree, the most natural sound reaches the ear in the organic way nature intended – it is collected by the pinna. As yet another example of how the Beltone philosophy inspires innovations that mimic and preserve natural hearing processes, the Beltone Imagine RIE hearing aid can be fit with the M&RIE (Microphone & Receiver-In-Ear).

This innovative receiver module places a microphone in the user’s ear canal so that sound can be naturally shaped by the individual’s unique anatomy, giving users all the benefits of the
RIE style with the most natural sound quality.

 

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