Discreet and almost invisible, today's behind-the-ear hearing aids are so tiny and tastefully designed that few people will notice you are wearing them.



Just how visible are behind-the-ear hearing aids?

Pick a model below for a 360-view of behind-the-ear hearing aids.

  • Behind-the-ear hearing aids

    bte-sa-380x380-(1)The behind the ear hearing aid fits discreetly behind the ear. A clear, thin tube connects the part behind the ear to an earmold that fits inside the outer ear. BTE hearing aids are robust and easy to repair. They are suitable for all types of hearing loss. And they fit all sizes of ears since the custom earmold are replaceable if needed if the ear grows.

    The slightly larger size accommodates more features. Telecoil, volume and program controls are easy to manipulate, and the larger battery size gives more power.

    The BTE hearing aid is the most versatile.

    We advice you to speak with a hearing care professional for more guidance on BTE hearing aids.

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  • Receiver-in-the-ear

    rite-opendome-bc-380x380The receiver in-the-ear hearing aids (RITE) are smaller than behind-the-ear hearing aids. These hearing aids are recommended for people with a mild hearing loss.

    The RITE hearing aid is placed discreetly behind the ear and is connected by a thin wire with a speaker or receiver placed inside the opening of the ear or the ear canal for improved sound quality.

    They are less noticeable than traditional BTE hearing aids but are more vulnerable to earwax build-up and moisture. With the receiver being in the ear, it can be damaged by wax as opposed to a BTE mould. However, as the dome is less occluding, this can sometimes slow down wax production due to better aeration.

    We advice you to speak with your hearing care professional for more guidance on RITE hearing aids.

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  • Open-fit hearing aids

    in-the-ear-half-shell-hearing-aidThe open fit hearing aids sit behind the ear similar to the receiver-in-the-ear hearing aid. They are connected by a thin, almost invisible wire to a speaker. 

    An open fit hearing aid keeps the ear canal open, so sound can enter the ear more naturally. This allows you to hear background noises easier while the main sound, like voices, are fed through the hearing aid.

    Battery size is larger than in the ear hearing aids and are available with convenient rechargeable batteries.

    These types of hearing aids do not require an ear-mould.

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Discreetly tucked away

  • Behind-the-ear models are the perfect choice if you want extra power in a discreet and modern design. The majority of hearing aid users with severe and profound hearing loss prefer behind-the-ear hearing aids. These hearing aids come in two variations:
  • – Sometimes called a BTE hearing aid, this is the world’s most common type of hearing aid for people with severe hearing loss. The sound passes through a tube to an earpiece that is perfectly adapted to your ear. This type has a larger battery than Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE) solutions and can accommodate a larger amplifier, which makes them more powerful.

    – also known as a RITE. The sound is sent via a discreet, hair-fine wire to the receiver (loudspeaker) seated in the ear canal, close to the eardrum. A small bud or individually molded earpiece holds the loudspeaker in place. This type can have a smaller battery than BTE hearing aids, making it more discreet. The applicability of this type of hearing aid depends on the type of hearing loss you have.