Behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE) are the best known and most frequently selected models. The hearing aids are very small, light, and can be worn almost invisibly behind the ear. Behind-the-ear hearing aids are suitable for almost all types of hearing loss. Around 90% of American hearing aid wearers choose behind-the-ear hearing aids. In general the differentiation is between In-the-ear hearing aids and Behind-the-ear hearing aids. Certain levels of hearing loss are depending on a BTE model and cannot use a ITE (in-the-ear) hearing aid. Finding the suitable type of hearing aid is very important and can make all the difference. Our hearing professionals will gladly consult you on the best individual fit for your better hearing.
BTEs are available in various colors to match the wearer’s hair and skin color or to express his or her personal style. They can also come with additional functions. Generally, the larger the hearing aid, the higher the efficiency.