BTE (Behind the Ear) hearing aids fit snugly behind the ear and are attached to a custom earpiece. This style is very popular amongst hearing aid wearers.
At a Glance The BTE hearing aid, whilst classic in its design, has a number of leading features that are behind its popularity.
If you're researching hearing aids, you'll undoubtedly have discovered that BTE hearing aids are by far the most widely used in the United Kingdom. Commonly prescribed by the NHS, they are the preferred digital hearing aid system, where power and additional features are a consideration.
BTE hearing aids date back to the 1960s, when they became a worldwide sensation after eliminating bulky, body worn hearing aids. You could say they are a timeless design because the basic principle is still used today, with modern Behind the Ear hearing aids making use of up-to-date materials and technology to utilise a unit that sits neatly behind the ear.
At Hidden Hearing, we'll often recommend BTE hearing aids for when the client requires power and total control. This is due to the BTE having a range of benefits that are generally sought after by those with hearing difficulties.
As the user, you're in total control of your hearing aid device. You can vary the overall volume heard through the hearing aid system, and the Program button enables users to navigate through a series of varied programs to suit their environment, such as listening to music.
Easily built into the system, the telecoil (or T switch/loop system) allows users to benefit from the inductive loop field often built into public places, such as post offices, banks and churches.
A great deal of our customers find that BTE hearing aids are a great option because of their ease of use. Simple to handle and with large batteries for a long life, the design of behind the ear hearing aids also allows clients to customise their device to include features such as FM systems and direct audio input. These can be of great help where our customers require absolute clarity in background noise.
Thanks to their ear-mounted design, BTE hearing aids are often more reliable* and longer lasting* than some other styles of hearing aid. In some cases a Behind the Ear hearing aid can even be adapted to fit to the sides of spectacles, so you'll hardly even know it's there.
By far one of the most versatile options, the expert staff at your local Hidden Hearing branch will be able to advise you whether BTE hearing aids are right for you, and guide you through the potential options. Make an appointment with your Hearing Aid Dispenser today.
*Depending on the amount of time used and exposure to extremes of temperature, moisture, etc.
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