Hearing aids placed behind the ear
These types of hearing aids are perfect for users with a more severe hearing loss or smaller ear canals. All the components in these types of hearing aids are housed behind the ear with a clear tube that connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal.
These types of hearing aids are a lot sleeker and slimmer than older, more traditional models and are great for people with less dexterity. They are still also very discreet, although not invisible and hugely powerful.
With this type of hearing aid you can choose the colour of the hearing aid housing from a range that you either prefer or that match your skin tone or hair colour.
There are three types of hearing aids that sit behind the ear, BTE, RIC and Open Fit. Below you will find an overview of each style.
Features and benefits
- Is capable of more amplification than are other styles and has a larger battery life
- Some users find them more comfortable as they do not fit deep within the ear
- Less vulnerable to moisture and wax build up
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