This versatile new socket for hearing aids can combine the functions of a RIC socket and a programming socket to reduce the number of components in hearing aids.
8 contact pins provide the possibility of having two speakers in the same ear canal to give the precise directional indications of the incoming sound and also to give a stereo-effect to the listener.
An innovative and simple lock/unlock mechanism based on the snap principal increases the user friendliness and life time of the RIC connector.
Simultaneous programming of the hearing aid is enabled meaning that the programmer can program the hearing aid while it is sitting in the patient’s ear and real time feedback from the patient can be taken into account.
A converged and automated production process has been developed based on fully automated insert moulding with in-line quality control.