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Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

Traditional BTE Hearing Aids:

  • Fit behind the ear and are attached by tubes to custom fitted earmolds that hold the hearing aids in place and deliver the sound to your ears
  • Appropriate for all degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound
  • Ideal for individuals with a draining ear or excessive earwax
  • This type is available in several different sizes such as a larger size for power, a traditional size, and a miniature size.

 

Open-Ear BTE Hearing Aids

  • Fit behind the ear and are attached to thin tubes that extend into the ear canals
  • This type is often fit with domes, but can also accommodate open custom earmolds
  • Appropriate for mild to moderate sloping hearing losses with the majority of the hearing loss concentrated in the higher frequencies
  • This style of hearing aids is available in traditional and miniature BTE sizes


Receiver-in-the-Ear BTE Hearing Aids:

  • Fit behind the ear and are attached to thin wires with receivers or loudspeakers that are placed in the ear canals
  • Appropriate for all degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound
  • This style of hearing aids is often fit with domes, but can also accommodate custom earmolds



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