On December 22, 2015 I was seen at the Mountain Ear Hearing Clinic in Franklin, N.C.  This was my 3rd attempt to have my hearing aides adjusted so I would be able to wear them.  This saga began 9 years ago.  They have been in my cupboard for 99% of that time.  I had visited with the personnel from Mountain Ear Hearing at a local Senior Games Health Fair several months ago.  They were very kind and answered all my questions.  I finally got up the courage to make an appointment.  I am so very glad I did.  My appointment was with Mr. David Roberts, a Hearing Aid Specialist.   He did a fantastic job of getting my aides upgraded and reprogrammed and placed a different pair of ear pieces.  WOW....I have been using them every day and I am so glad I gave myself another chance at being able to hear.  Thank you Mr. Roberts and Mountain Ear Hearing Associates.  I will be recommending this Company to any one who will listen.

- J. White

Receiver In The Ear (RITE) Hearing Aids

The very latest in digital hearing aid technology, the R.I.T.E. (receiver in the ear) system is a discreet, two-piece design that’s growing in popularity day by day.

Essentially a two-piece system, the hearing aid can be comfortably worn either behind or on top of the ear while a thin, discrete wire connects it to a tiny receiver in the ear canal. The benefit to you is that this system can be worn while leaving the ear canal open, making it a very comfortable solution.

If you're considering an R.I.T.E. hearing aid, it might please you to note that many of our patients have reported completely forgetting they are wearing them!

Thanks to huge advances in technology, this style of R.I.T.E. hearing aid means that even those suffering with severe hearing loss can enjoy a great deal of hearing restoration, and the system can be custom fitted to deal with every individual's specific needs.

So what are the advantages of a system that uses a receiver (or loudspeaker) in the ear?

  • Comfort

    By far one of the most comfortable digital hearing aids, the system’s receiver is held in place by a soft silicone dome. The dome’s design incorporates a series of tiny holes, which allows your ears to make use of your remaining natural hearing. This is especially beneficial to telephone users.

  • Clarity

    Because the receiver is in your ear, and therefore closer to the eardrum than any other system, it requires less volume. This not only increases the clarity with which you hear, but also the battery life.