A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear.In Behind-the-Ear hearing aids, the speaker is inside the hard case along with the other electronic components. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an ear mold that fits in your ear canal.
Easy to handle, Behind-the-Ear hearing aids provide the most amplification, making them the preferred solution for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
The costs of BTE hearing aids vary widely based on the device and level of technology but generally speaking they range in cost from $100 to $10,000 a pair.
BTE hearing aids are powerful and provide people who has hearing loss with a strong range in case hearing loss gets worse.
It is possible to purchase hearing aids without a prescription, but it is not advised. A hearing aid is not just a tool to make sounds louder,it is a complex medical device.
As they are weared outside of people's outer ear,BTE hearing aids are available in many sizes, shapes and color options. You can choose one that matches your skin tone or hair color that you want extra power in a stylish design.
Advantages of BTE hearing aid:
1.Comfortable since it doesn't sit deep in your ear.
2.Available with thin tube or with personalized ear mold.
3.Provides the best amplification.
4.Despite the size they are barely visible when worn.
5.Easy to handle and clean.