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Hearing Aid: Behind The Ear

Behind The Ear

A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an ear mold that fits in your ear canal. This type is appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.

A behind-the-ear hearing aid:

  • Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid, though some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible
  • Has directional microphones
  • Is capable of more amplification than are other styles
  • May pick up more wind noise than do other styles
  • May be available with a rechargeable battery