BEHIND-THE-EAR HEARING AIDS
Behind-the-Ear instruments sit behind or on top of the outer ear with a tube that connects to an ear tip or mold inside of the ear. BTE’s offer the widest range of features, colors, battery types, and degrees of power. Today, they’re offered in small, discreet designs that are often unnoticeable when worn. For those who prefer to “show them off”, they also come in multiple colors and designs.
Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Styles
Designed to hide behind the outer ear and have ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing typically connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate hearing loss.
Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE) Styles
RITE hearing aid styles are BTEs that have the speaker built into the ear tip instead of the main body of the hearing aid. They are relatively unnoticeable when worn. They are designed for mild to severe hearing loss.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) with Earmold
BTEs with earmolds have a longer shape that follows the contour behind the outer ear. Their larger size enables them to house features such as a program button and volume control. The hearing aid color, earmold style, and wearer’s hairstyle determine exactly how they’ll look on each person. They are designed for mild to profound hearing loss.
DISCOVER HEARING AIDS
With the ever-growing list of options these days, selecting the best hearing aid for your needs can seem daunting. Many factors will determine the best model of hearing aid for you, including your unique hearing ability, lifestyle requirements, budget, and preferences for specific features and hearing aid styles. You can trust that we’re experts at making this an easy and straightforward process so you can find a hearing aid that best suits you.