Placed behind the auricle, this model is the best known.
Who is a BTE hearing aid for?
- Effective for cases of severe deafness, but also suitable for mild and moderate deafness.
- Easily handled for people who lack manual dexterity or suffer from tremors.
- Perfect for young children.
- Indicated for people with vision problems.
The advantages of BTE prostheses
- Superior resistance to water, dust, and impact.
- Connects to TV as well as mobile and home phones via Bluetooth.
- Can accommodate more options than small devices (such as adaptive directional microphone, noise reduction, speech enhancement, etc.).
- Large choice of colours.
Disadvantages of BTE prostheses
- More apparent than other devices.
- Have a greater tendency to be displaced with movement.
Battery life of BTE hearing aids: 10 to 15 days.
Some of these devices have rechargeable batteries. Just place them in their charging station before you go to bed. No more running out of batteries during the day!
Open-tipped BTE (or mini BTE) prostheses
They are similar to the BTE, but with a smaller case.
Who is an open-tipped BTE hearing aid for?
- Suitable for the vast majority of hearing losses, from mild to moderately severe.
- For progressive deafness: the earpiece is easily changed when hearing diminishes.
- For those who have suffered hearing loss as a result of noise exposure.
- For those who wish to integrate a masker or tinnitus manager into their hearing aids.
The advantages of open-tipped BTE prostheses
Disadvantages of open-tipped BTE prostheses
Battery life of open-tipped BTE hearing aids: from 5 to 7 days.
Some of these devices have rechargeable batteries. Just place them in their charging station before you go to bed. No more running out of batteries during the day!Learn more