The receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) model is a newer development in hearing aids and is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
Compared to a classic behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid, the receiver of the RITE (the loudspeaker) is placed in the ear-tip instead of in the housing, thereby reducing its size.
The RITE model consists of three parts: The housing, which sits behind the ear, and a thin earwire connecting the housing to the receiver. The receiver is placed in the concha of the ear.
The RITE model is a very discreet, and yet powerful hearing aid, which works fully automatically.
Note that the RITE model is quite similar to the RIC model. The difference is the placement of the receiver in the ear.