Discreet and almost invisible, today's behind-the-ear hearing aids are so tiny and carefully designed that few people will notice you are wearing them.
Behind-the-ear models are the perfect choice if you want extra power in a discreet and modern design. The majority of hearing aid users with severe and profound hearing loss prefer this type of hearing aid. Behind-the-ear hearing aids come in two variations:
With a sound tube – Sometimes called a BTE hearing aid, this is the world’s most common type of hearing aid for people with severe hearing loss. The sound passes through a tube to an earpiece that is perfectly adapted to your ear. This type has a larger battery than Receiver In The Ear (RITE) solutions and can accommodate a larger amplifier, which makes them more powerful.
With a receiver in the ear – also known as a RITE. The sound is sent via a discreet, hair-fine wire to the receiver (loudspeaker) seated in the ear canal, close to the eardrum. A small bud or individually moulded earpiece holds the loudspeaker in place.
This type can have a smaller battery than BTE hearing aids, making it more discreet. The applicability of this type of hearing aid depends on the type of hearing loss you have.
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