Advantages of BTE Hearing Aids
Suitable for all ages and for any degree of hearing loss, from mild to profound.
Most powerful hearing aids are behind-the-ear aids.
Cosmetically appealing because of its small size and placement behind the ear.
The microphone is at ear level, which simulates natural sound reception.
Adaptable to different configurations of hearing loss or to a change in hearing.
Tend to have a longer life due to durability and wax being caught by the earmold.
A loaner may be attached in place of your own aid if lost or in repair.
An earmold that doesn't fit properly or is damaged may cause acoustic feedback (squealing) in moderate to severe losses. To prevent this, the earmold may need to be remade periodically to ensure a good acoustic seal in the ear.
Hearing Aid Types
Eargo: Best for Inner Ear Comfort
Lexie: Best Rewards Program
MDHearingAid: Best for Low-Cost Digital Hearing Aids
Audicus: Best for Low-Cost Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Phonak: Best for Group and Classroom Conversations
ReSound: Best for Telehealth Integration
Signia: Best for High-End Design
Starkey: Hearing Technologies: Best for Assistive Features
Widex: Best for Artificial Intelligence Features
Lively: Best Customer Experience