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Are BTE Hearing Aids Right for You?

Woman with BTE Hearing Aid

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids fit comfortably on the outer ear and are usually attached to a custom-made earpiece. It’s a style that is very popular and the one that most people recognize when they are talking to their audiologist about the right hearing aids for them. It’s one of the most widely used types of hearing aid and they are a preferred digital hearing aid system and this is down to their exciting features.

BTE hearing aid features

It’s not just the classic, recognizable design that BTE hearing aids are popular for. There are some features out there that make this digital hearing system the most coveted one for those who want to get new hearing aids fitted. At a glance, those features are:

  • Excellent clarity given its proximity to the eardrum
  • Discreet design
  • Custom fit by an audiologist to cope with your specific needs.

What are the benefits of BTE aids?

When you’ve already spent so long out of control of your own hearing, it’s nice to get some of that control back, which is why so many people like BTE hearing aids. The range of benefits attached to them is such that they’re the most sought-after hearing aids around. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Control. The best thing about BTE hearing aids is the fact that you are in complete control of them. You can change the volume through the hearing aid when you want to so that you can suit your environment around you. You can even change the volume when listening to music!
  • Customization. One of the biggest perks of the BTE hearing aids is the ability to customize them. They are so easy to use and simple to handle, that customers find them the most comfortable to manage. If you need clarity within background noise, they can be the best option for you.
  • Reliability. BTE hearing aids are set behind the ear, and their design means that they are more reliable and long-lasting than the other hearing aid styles out there.
  • Suitability. BTE hearing aids are often recommended by audiologists to patients as they suit a wide range of patients, even those with severe hearing loss. Sometimes, this is not the case with the ‘in the ear’ variety of hearing aid.
  • Fewer Issues. Those who use BTE hearing aids say that they haven’t been as vulnerable to issues that are caused by earwax or earwax build-up. The biggest part of the device is behind the ear, so is much easier to clean.

BTE hearing aids are always worth looking at, but it’s not always possible to say whether they will be right for you until you speak to your audiologist. They will be able to talk you through all the various types and let you know which would suit your needs best.


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