Behind The Ear (BTE)
Hearing aids are worn behind the ear and are connected to a plastic ear mold that fits inside the outer ear. The components are held in a case behind the ear. Sound travels from the aid through the ear mold into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss. Poorly fitting BTE ear molds may cause feedback, a whistle sound caused by the fit of the hearing aid or by buildup of earwax or fluid.
- For mild to profound hearing loss
- Larger two-piece hearing aid
- A hard-molded plastic case is worn behind the ear, and a custom-fit ear mold extends into the ear
- May be barely visible depending on case color and ear mold color