Behind The Ear (BTE)
“Behind-The-Ear” (BTE) is a common style of hearing aid that is designed to sit behind the outer ear. BTE hearing aids are versatile and suitable for a wide range of hearing losses, from mild to profound. They are known for their durability, power, and ability to accommodate various features and technologies.
Here are the key features and aspects of Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids
BTE hearing aids consist of a case or housing that houses the electronics, controls, and battery. A clear plastic tube connects the housing to a custom earmold that fits securely inside the ear canal. Sound is directed from the housing through the tube and into the ear.
Many modern BTE hearing aids incorporate feedback cancellation and noise reduction technologies to enhance sound quality and minimize whistling (feedback) and unwanted background noise.
As with any hearing aid style, it’s important for individuals to have a thorough hearing evaluation and consultation with a hearing healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate option based on their hearing needs, lifestyle, and preferences.