The classic behind-the-ear model (BTE) is the choice if you have a severe hearing loss or if you have very small ear canals, which makes it difficult to fit an entire hearing aid into your ear.
All the electronic components of a classic BTE model are located in a housing placed behind your ear.
A slim plastic tube with an earmould in the end directs the amplified sound from the hearing aid into your ear.
Manual controls for volume and program change are placed on the top side of the hearing aid for easy user access.
Depending on the model, BTE hearing aids can moreover often be fitted with an open fit solution. This means that the ear-tip is made with compensatory measures so as to optimise the sound processing.