The world's most common hearing aid style. Available in standard, mini or power.
Behind the ear hearing aids (BTE) are positioned behind or on top of the outer ear and are suitable for any type of hearing loss, from mild to profound. BTEs are usually less susceptible to the effects of dirt, dust, moisture and wax, and as such most instruments will now come with an IP (ingress protection) rating which demonstrates their resistance to these factors. There are even BTE instruments which are completely waterproof.
BTE instruments will need a sound delivery system which can either be conventional tubing and custom made ear-mould or a slim tube and a choice of standard silicone domes. Where a system uses a conventional ear-mould we recommend the tube be replaced every six months and the moulds themselves replaced every two years.
Slim tube BTEs are designed to offer a natural, open feeling within the ear canal. Originally developed as a specialist fitting for high frequency hearing losses often associated with noise induced hearing loss they are termed "Open Fit" hearing systems due to the domes fitted to the tubes. They allow the maximum passage of natural sounds that the hearing aid does not amplify into the ear, whilst allowing any pressure that builds up in the ear canal, out.
- Variety of colour options available
- For moderate to severe hearing loss
- Easy-to-use buttons or dials
- Discreet design