5 fast facts about behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids

Are you or your loved one experiencing mild-to-severe hearing loss? A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid could be the most comfortable, affordable, and effective solution. To help you make the most informed decision along your journey toward hearing health and happiness, take a look at these 10 fast facts about BTE hearing aids.

  1. BTE hearing aids are a perfect fit.

BTE hearing aids are small, curved components that fit comfortably along the top of your ear and behind it. A thin tube connects from the top of the lightweight casing to a custom-fit earmold that rests easily in your ear canal, which means BTE hearing aids are perfect to wear all day, every day.

  1. BTE hearing aids are for pretty much everyone.

The best part about these hearing aids, perhaps, is that they are a suitable solution for people with mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss. They also come in different sizes, which means they’ll fit anyone. And with colors to match a variety of skin tones and hair colors (white, light gray, gray, brown, black, charcoal, white, and sterling grey), they’re basically a go-to option for anyone who is experiencing hearing loss.

  1. BTE hearing aids are popular choices.

BTE hearing aids are reliable and easy to use. And because they’re so budget friendly, they’ve become one of the most popular styles of hearing aids available. There are three different Beltone BTE hearing aids to choose from: Beltone Amaze, Beltone Boost Ultra, and Beltone Rely. At Beltone of WNY, we recommend Beltone Amaze, which you can learn more about on our hearing aids page.

  1. BTE hearing aids compensate for impaired hearing—but how?

BTE hearing aids use generic air-conduction technology to amplify sounds. To help person hear better, the BTE hearing aid receives, amplifies, and then transfers sound to the eardrum. Typical components include:

  • Thin tube — Transfers sound signals from amplifier to eardrum
  • Open dome — Custom-fit earmold that receives sound
  • Microphone openings — Receive sound and convert it to a digital signal
  • Push button — Powers on the hearing aid
  • Volume control — Adjusts volume higher and lower
  • Battery compartment — Houses the battery that powers the hearing aid
  1. BTE hearing aids may include a model for breaking Tinnitus.

The Beltone Amaze, for example, includes a Tinnitus Breaker Pro module, which is a supplementary tool that works in tandem with a Tinnitus Management Program. Together, the module generates sounds to that relieve patients suffering from Tinnitus. If you’re experiencing difficulties hearing and also Tinnitus, ask one of our specialists about the Beltone Amaze.

Learn more at Beltone of WNY!

At Beltone of WNY, we’re here to help you evaluate options. To speak with a thoughtful hearing care professional, visit a Beltone of WNY near you today!