Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids

The Behind-the-Ear, or BTE hearing aids are one of the most versatile hearing aid styles available. The speaker is housed in the hearing aid case behind the ear, with a clear plastic tube connecting it to an ear mould in the ear canal.  Suitable for a wide range of hearing loss, these hearing aids are often popular for their reliability and comfortable fit.

Versatile hearing solution

BTE hearing aids offer a powerful hearing solution that is suitable for many levels of hearing loss, especially for people with greater hearing loss. A custom ear mould can be created to allow for greater volume adjustment and comfort.

BTE hearing aids


As the electronics of BTE hearing aids are cased in the hearing aid shell outside the ear, they are less susceptible to moisture and wax – some of the most common causes of hearing aid damage. This means these hearing aids may require fewer repairs and have a longer life span.

Longer battery life

As BTE hearing aids can be bigger than other types of hearing aids, they may require a larger battery. Having a large battery provides longer battery life. Some BTE hearing aids are rechargeable, so you no longer need to replace batteries and simply recharge when needed.

Other BTE hearing aid styles:

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) with thin tube

Behind-the-Ear with a thin tube is a smaller BTE version which comes with a thin transparent tube to transmit the sound from the hearing aid to the ear, and a dome that fits within the ear canal. If necessary, this device can be customised with a cosmetically appealing ear mould to suit a wide range of hearing losses. Due to the device being behind the ear and domes being cost-effective and easily replaced, it can be a good alternative for people who tend to have wax build-up.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) with Mould

The Behind-the-Ear with Mould is a strong and robust device. The receiver, microphone and amplifier are all housed in a shell that sits behind the ear, channelling sound into the ear canal through a transparent tube and custom-made ear mould. The ear mould is made to fit perfectly in the ears for a comfortable and secure fit. These devices are best suited to individuals with more severe hearing losses or who have difficulty with their vision or dexterity as they are powerful and easy to handle and keep clean.