Behind-the-Ear hearing aids
One type of hearing aid is the kind that is placed behind the ear with a tube going into the ear. Behind-the-ear hearing aids come in three variants:
- Standard behind-the-ear hearing aids
- Fusion behind-the-ear hearing aids
- Receiver-in-the-Ear hearing aids
The main section of this hearing aid is hidden behind your ear and connected to a molded receiver that fits snugly in the outer ear.
Your hearing healthcare professional can help you determine whether you prefer a fully automatic aid that requires no manual adjustments – or a hearing aid that offers full control. These hearing aids offer a volume control and/or push button that allows selection from multiple programs for specific performance situations.
Like the standard BTE the main section of this hearing aid is hidden behind your ear. Unlike a standard BTE – where the receiver is included in the hearing aid case – the receiver has been removed from the BTE housing and mounted externally in a tube fitted into the ear with a soft dome. You will therefore find that RIE hearing aids are usually smaller than standard BTE hearing aids. Your hearing healthcare professional can help you determine if a RIE hearing aid would suit you and your hearing loss.