Optimal performance and still inconspicuous
Hearing aids worn behind the ear are the design most often chosen. Such models are extremely small and lightweight at the same time. You can wear this type of hearing aid invisibly behind your ear. Did you know that this model is suitable for almost any hearing loss? More than 90% of all hearing aid users choose this model.
The choice of BTE hearing aids is diverse
You can choose from a wide variety of designs and colors. So your hearing aid can be perfectly matched to your skin color, or hair color. You simply choose your personal style to find exactly the right device.
The range of functions of "behind-the-ear" devices can vary greatly. As a user, you'll enjoy many additional features and the devices can be much more powerful.
In most cases, a small "behind-the-ear" device is sufficient for a hearing loss. However, this option can also be a very good choice for a profound hearing loss.
There are two BTE hearing aid options
Almost all hearing losses are compensated with the "behind-the-ear" device. You can choose from two variants:
- "behind-the-ear devices" with sound tube - suitable for more severe hearing losses, through the ear fitting the sound is conducted
- behind-the-ear" devices with an external receiver - for moderate to mild hearing losses, the sound is conducted through an almost invisible cable into the receiver, which is placed in the ear canal
Hearing aids with an external receiver
This option is the most popular. It allows you to choose a relatively discreet device. The wearing comfort is particularly high. The cable is barely visible because it is hair-thin and amplifies the signal into the receiver. This sits in the ear canal and is located just in front of your eardrum . It is therefore external and outside the housing. The position of this earpiece is supported by a fixation screen or by a specially adapted earpiece.
The speech quality is very natural and clear. You perceive environmental sounds or your own voice very naturally. At the same time, you enjoy the advantage that your ear canal remains clear and well ventilated. The hearing tube is the direct connection between the eardrum and the hearing aid. Therefore, the sound quality is optimal. Among experts, this is referred to as an open fitting. This open fitting is suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids with sound tube
You need such a model if you have a more severe hearing loss. It is very comfortable to wear and the hearing aid performance is above average. You wear an individually fitted earpiece. Sound is directed to it via a tube. The piece is perfectly fitted to the wearer and to the ear. The case is larger compared to the above model, because it includes a powerful amplifier, as well as a larger battery.
The comfort of "behind-the-ear" devices is higher compared to "in-the-ear" hearing aids. Moreover, the natural perception is a huge advantage when it comes to sounds and speech.