Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are versatile devices suitable for a wide range of hearing loss, and are available in various sizes. The smaller BTE options are virtually “invisible” as they disappear behind the ear.
With the BTE models, sound is transmitted into the ear through a very discreet tube, which leads into a customised earmold. Because they are larger, BTE models have more space for electronic components compared to other types of hearing aids, giving them more room to house additional features and deliver advanced performance for a wider range of hearing loss types. Additionally, BTEs are comfortable, easy to mold, and easy for caretakers to assist with and manoeuvre.