Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are comprised of a curved, rigid, plastic housing that is placed behind the outer ear also known as the pinna. The housing case is linked to a plastic earmold which is custom fitted to be placed inside the pinna. The personalized ear mold directs sound from the hearing aid to the ear and secures the hearing device in position.
Behind-the-Ear: Hearing Aids
The case behind the ear is where electronic parts for the device are located. Noise moves from the hearing aid casing through the custom earmold and directly into the ear. Behind-the-Ear hearing aids can be used by individuals of all ages in order to treat hearing loss that ranges from mild to serious.
Patients with a broad range of hearing deficits will choose Behind-the-Ear hearing devices. Due to the fact the components are located outside of the ear canal, they have a tendency to be the most resilient. Behind-the-Ear hearing aids require less maintenance and an extended life span. They are worn effortlessly, even by those who require eyeglasses.