Behind-the-ear (BTE) aids: Most parts are contained in a small plastic case that rests behind the ear; the case is connected to an earmold or an earpiece by a piece of clear tubing.The BTE aids are easy to be cleaned and handled, and are relatively sturdy.It’s for those with mild to profound hearing loss.
This kind of hearing aids is often chosen for young children because it can accommodate various earmold types.
Maybe you would think that the BTE aids is ugly, because it’s visable, but I’m happy to tell you:With the development of hearing aids technology, Mini BTE was born, It’s smaller. A very thin, almost invisible tube is used to connect the aid to the ear canal. Mini BTEs may have a comfortable ear piece for insertion (“open fit”), but may also use a traditional earmold. Mini BTEs allow not only reduced occlusion or “plugged up” sensations in the ear canal, but also increase comfort, reduce feedback and address cosmetic concerns for many users.
So if you want to choose BTE hearing aids, you have two choices : Traditional behind-the-ear Hearing aids and Mini BTE.