Next in our series on types of hearing aids are those that fit behind the ear. These models come in different styles and sizes from the traditional size hearing aids which have better battery life and are more powerful to the micro behind the ear hearing aid. To see previous posts on types of hearing aids click here.
Behind the ear (BTE) hearing instruments have two parts:
They come in a range of colours, from discreet ‘hair tones’ (such as silver, brown and blonde) to funky colours (such as racing green, vibrant red and purple). Many can now be used with ‘slim tubes’, making them more discreet and comfortable to wear than most ‘in-the-ear’ models. When the ‘behind-the-ear’ models is very small, it is sometimes called an ‘on-the-ear’ model instead.
Take a virtual tour on the Starkey website of what a BTE Hearing Aid looks like from all sides and in an array of colours.
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