Behind the Ear Hearing Aids

What is Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aid?

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are small and light in weight, it is to be worn behind the ear. This model is suitable for all types of hearing loss but it is the most preferred choice of people with severe hearing loss and smaller canals.

The electronic parts of the device are inside the hearing aid that sits behind the user’s ear. A customized ear mold and a tube direct the sound into the ear. The volume can be controlled by the user.

Who should use Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aid?

This hearing aid is suitable for people with a severe hearing loss or someone with a narrow ear canal.

Benefits of Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aid

  • The size makes it durable

  • Perfect fit with ease

  • Easy-to-access controls

  • Large battery providing longer life

Behind The Ear


A behind-the-ear device, also called BTE, is a hearing device worn behind the ears. It's designed to help people with hearing loss improve their hearing ability by amplifying sounds.

Behind-the-ear hearing devices capture sound through a mic behind the ears. The sound is amplified and processed by the hearing aid's electronics before it is delivered to the ear canal via a tube. It helps people with hearing loss hear sounds more clearly.

Individuals of any age who suffer from hearing loss will benefit from it. The device is especially useful for those with mild to moderate hearing loss and dexterity issues.

Yes, they are designed for comfort. The hearing aids are light and have adjustable settings for different ear shapes and sizes. The earmold, or earpiece, is custom-made for a snug fit that allows users to wear it comfortably and for long periods.

Yes! There are many options for customization with behind-the-ear hearing aids. You can select from various colours, styles and decorative elements that match your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Yes, behind-the-ear hearing devices are suitable for sporting activities. The hearing aids are designed to remain in place while moving and can resist moisture and sweat. It's best to speak with your audiologist about specific instructions on using hearing aids while participating in sports.

Wipe the surface gently with a dry, soft cloth. Do not use water or cleaning products if the manufacturer has not recommended it. Check the earmolds or earpieces regularly for any wax buildup. Clean them using a special cleaning tool, or follow instructions from your hearing healthcare professional.

Yes. In fact, most behind-the-ear aids come with this technology. Telecoil technology allows hearing aids to be connected directly to compatible phones, assistive listening systems, and loop systems in public areas. This improves sound clarity and quality during phone conversations and certain listening environments.

Yes, children with hearing loss commonly use behind-the-ear aids. The hearing aids are available in sizes suitable for children and can be adjusted to fit the child's growth. Working closely with a child's audiologist is important for properly programming and fitting hearing aids.

Yes, you can wear glasses when using behind-the-ear hearing aids. They are designed to sit comfortably behind the ears, without interfering with the functioning of glasses in any manner. It's important to inform your audiologist if you wear glasses so that they can ensure the best fit.