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Behind-the-ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

These hearing aids are small, discreet and worn behind the ear. The cases are available in many different colours and shapes and these aids are suitable for the widest range of hearing loss including profund hearing lost. BTEs are very robust and allow for more power and features, including connectivity to other devices.
Description
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.
Advantages
  • Easier to handle, insert and adjust
  • Suitable for all levels of hearing loss including profound hearing loss
  • Can fit many features
  • Larger batteries for longer battery life
  • Space for larger and more powerful batteries
  • Larger program selection buttons that are easier to operate
  • Open fitting
  • Connection to phone, TV and radio using Bluetooth or other wireless connectivity
  • Rechargeable models are available
Disadvantages
  • More visible than smaller models
  • More sensitive to wind
  • Less suitable for people who wear glasses
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