What are Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids?

Behind The Ear hearing aids are named as such due to the fact they sit discreetly Behind The Ear and transfer sound directly to the ear canal via a tube and ear mould which sits within the ear. Behind the ear hearing aids provide the most power and can handle anything from moderate to severe hearing loss easily. BTE hearing aids can also be used for people with a profound hearing loss.

The Behind The Ear hearing aid is commonly used where In The Ear (ITE) or Completely In Canal (CIC) hearing aids are inappropriate. In addition, the fact that all the controls and electronics are housed in a larger casing makes it easier for users to operate, especially if they have limited dexterity.

The Behind The Ear hearing aid is an extremely discreet option for those who have cosmetic concerns. Alternatively, the BTE hearing aid can be made in a wide variety of colours depending on your style.

For expert advice about our range of hearing aids, including Behind The Ear hearing aids, contact Scrivens Hearing Care today, or alternatively pop in to any of our 300+ stores across the country to speak with one of our expert Hearing Aid Audiologists.

Scrivens are also pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of free NHS hearing aids to eligible NHS patients. To find out if you are eligible for our NHS hearing care service click here.