I have the BTE and just love them. I can hear my sweet husband now, with the television turned down. I hear his steps when he goes upstairs. I hear him sing in the shower. 
Vicky C.

BEHIND-THE-EAR (BTE) HEARING AIDS

Hearing aids behind the ear are the perfect choice if you want extra power in a stylish design.

If you have a severe hearing loss or small ear canals, behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are a great solution.

In the BTE hearing aid, all electronic components are tucked neatly in a shell or housing behind your ear and you can choose from a large range of sizes, shapes and colours.

You can easily control volume and select programs on most BTE hearing aids.

If you want a smaller housing than a behind-the-ear hearing aid, then receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids may be the solution.

Whether or not RITE hearing aids are suitable for you, depends on the shape of your ear and your degree of hearing loss.

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids are similar to behind-the-ear hearing aids in shape and style. But they are smaller because the receiver (or the loudspeaker) is placed in the ear-tip instead of the housing. These hearing aids are most suitable if you have mild to severe hearing loss.

You can talk with a hearing care professional about hearing aid types, and if you could benefit from behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids or receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU BUY A HEARING AID

Buying your first hearing aid is not an easy task. There are so many models, looks, features and brands… which one should you be choosing?

IN-THE-EAR HEARING AIDS

If visibility is a concern to you, in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids can be an alternative solution. They are moulded to fit the unique shape of your ear canal and are either fully or partly hidden. However, they may not be suitable for profound hearing loss or if you have narrow ear canals.

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