BTEs or Behind-the-Ear Digital Hearing Aids have been gaining popularity in the last 5 years. There are many reasons behind this. One of the reasons is that regardless of an individual’s ear shape and size, they comfortably fit behind the ears. They are also preferred by most parents for their children since they can be used by people of any age, the user will not “outgrow” a behind the ear hearing aid. This means that they don’t have to buy a new unit when they child grows physically which isn’t always the case with In-the-Canal hearing aids.
Behind the ear hearing aids are also not as expensive as In-the-ear devices which makes them a great option for people who have limited funds. You can call or visit local shops or simply check stores on the internet to check digital hearing aids prices.Behind-the-Ear devices are available in both digital and analog flavors but you might just want to save up for a digital unit because it uses a more advanced technology and you can automatically program it for any kind of environment. Most people now use digital hearing aids because they’re very to use.
The Cons of Using A Behind-the-Ear Unit
Like any other kind of product, there are some minor drawbacks in wearing Behind-the-Ears hearing aids. There are some people who prefer In-the-Ear rather than Behind-the ear devices mainly because BHEs are visible. There are people that are just too embarrassed to use hearing aids so BHEs are not recommended for them unless they choose a really small unit.
If you decide to buy a Behind-the-ear unit in the future, make sure that it’s properly installed because if it’s not, there’s a great chance that you’ll experience some echo or unnecessary feedback while using it. Trust me, that can really get annoying.