Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC) hearing aid users will have an easier time inserting their receivers into their ear canals because they’ll know which direction to aim them. Ear canals angle and bend in various directions and to various degrees. When the receiver is in alignment with these angles and bends, the RIC-user can more easily achieve sufficiently-deep insertion for optimal hearing.

According to Wisconsin-based Each Ear LLC, this is the idea behind the company’s Each Ear Canal Identification Guide™. Practitioners simply highlight the particular illustration, on the guide that most closely depicts the “Initial Angle” and “First Bend” of each ear canal. The patient takes the guide home with them to use as a reference and handy reminder of which direction to aim each receiver.

Ear Ear Canal Identification GuideThe Each Ear Canal Identification Guide may be used with or without Each Ear’s Gruv Buttons™, which are ergonomically designed to enable RIC users to effectively use their fingertips to insert their receivers, thus solving three challenges:

1) Difficulty manipulating and controlling the small receivers;

2) Inserting receivers sufficiently deep in bending ear canals, and

3) Overcoming users’ physical limitations and disabilities.

Jeffrey Szmanda

Jeffrey Szmanda, Each Ear LLC, at the 2016 I.H.S. conference.

“Gruv Buttons equip practitioners’ patients with real access to and control over their receivers,” said Each Ear Founder and President Jeffrey Szmanda. “The Gruv Button – Each Ear Canal Identification Guide combination work together to make RIC hearing aids much more manageable and effective.”

Hearing care professionals and hearing aid manufacturers can learn more about Gruv Buttons™ and download the Each Ear Canal Identification Guide™, at no cost, at the Each Ear website.

For more information about Each Ear’s products, read Hearing Review’s September 14, 2016 article about the company.

Source: Each Ear LLC