Behind the ears hearing aids (BTE) are among the best known hearing aids. These hearing aids fit comfortably behind the ear and are individually suitable for each person.
Both children and adults can benefit from a BTE hearing aid.
In this type of hearing aid, the mechanics of the piece are housed in a housing that fits behind the ear. Noises are picked up by a tiny microphone and transmitted by the device via a tube that is connected to the ear shape that fits into the ear.
Hearing aids are available behind the ear in both digital and programmable ways. Each of the auxiliary models has its advantages. An audiologist can let you know which style best suits your needs. Programmable hearing aids often automatically adjust volume, while digital hearing aids often maximize sound quality.
It is important to consult an audiologist regularly if you are hearing impaired. These specialists can determine your level of impairment and individual fit and design the right BTE hearing aid for you. Inadequately equipped hearing aids behind the ear can cause feedback, which can be distracting and embarrassing. Ear wax build-up can also cause high whistling noises. As with other hearing aids, you should clean the piece regularly and thoroughly as directed by your doctor.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids can be cheaper than their fully-inside-the-ear (CIC) counterparts. They usually offer the same quality, but some keep them less cosmetically appealing. The completely in-the-ear models are practically undetectable, while BTE are not. For those who are not worried about others noticing the hearing aid, a BTE could be a good option for a comfortable, affordable, and functional alternative to CIC.