Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are one of the most popular hearing aid types available. Their design includes a case which sits behind the ear and contains the receiver and microphones which detect and then process sounds. These amplified sounds are then sent through a small plastic tube over the top of your ear (which also serves to hold the receiver casing in place) into an ear mould which transmits the sounds to your ear.
Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are one of the more conspicuous types of hearing aids, however many designs can actually be much smaller than you think and their larger size allows for the incorporation of more technological features and often a better battery life.
Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids have numerous different advantages and disadvantages. Our information below details some of the most common of these, however for more information please contact our expert team today and we’ll happily talk you through all of your options and book your free hearing test too.
Because Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are slightly larger in size than some other hearing aid types and also due to their separate behind the ear casing they are able to provide higher levels of power and increased technological features than some smaller hearing aids. They are able to contain the larger size battery types and so can support greater levels of amplification and provide the power needed for the inclusion of some really cutting edge technology. This means that not only are Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids suitable for those with more severe levels of hearing loss, but also for those people who want their hearing aids to really perform.
Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are one of the most versatile hearing aid types due to their outside of the ear design. This means that they can provide enough power to support even quite severe hearing loss and include enough technology to support the requirements of even the most active and dynamic of lifestyles. Whatever your lifestyle of hearing loss type, there is likely to be a Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid to suit you.
Due to Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid’s design having the casing that houses the battery sitting externally behind the ear, it means that if necessary they can hold the larger size 3 batteries. This means that Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids can provide you some of the best battery life of all of the hearing aid types available.
Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids can be controlled either via a series of buttons or switches on the casing itself, or this can be replaced/combined with a variety of external controllers, such as smartphone apps or dedicated remote controls. This variability of design means that there is likely to be a Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid to suit almost everybody.
Due to their classic design and slightly larger size, Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids can often be some of the easiest to manufacture and so can be one of the most affordable varieties of hearing aids – obviously though this depends on the exact model that you choose. However if you choose to buy your hearing aid from us at HearingAid.org.uk then you will only pay one price regardless of the style of hearing aid that you choose.
As Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are slightly larger and also as they sit largely outside of the ear, it means that they are much easier to clean (and also change the batteries) than some of the much smaller types of hearing aids.
Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are some of the most conspicuous hearing aid types due to their outside of the ear design and their slightly larger casing. So if you don’t want others to know that you are wearing a hearing aid then this might not be the ideal type of hearing aid for you. However most modern BTE hearing aids are actually much smaller than you might think and many are available in a range of colours to blend in with your hair or skin tone.
Some users may find that wearing a Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid is less comfortable than some of the smaller types of hearing aids that fit inside the ear. Although many people do find that Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are actually perfectly comfortable and the increased levels of amplification and technological features more than make up for any lack of comfort.
As Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids sit outside of the ear they can be more susceptible to picking up irritating wind noise than other hearing aid types that sit inside of the ear. However many BTE hearing aids now feature advanced technologies that can isolate and reduce wind noise.
To find out more about Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids, or any of the other types of hearing aids that are available, contact our advisors and let us help you find the right hearing aid today.
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