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Modern Hearing Aid Types

You want to invest money in hearing devices, but you aren’t sure which is the best style for you. Hey, we got your back, there are a vast range of hearing aids available, enough to make your head spin. However, all of them normally fall within just a few types or styles. Each hearing aid type has different strengths and weaknesses and differing suitability for different people. The question is which is the best for you? Let’s explore the different types including the pros and cons of each one and hopefully the info will make choosing a hearing aid type an easier decision.


This model sits on the top of the ear in a hard plastic case, connected to a plastic earmold that is custom fit for the inner portion of the outer ear. Sound comes from the plastic case, where the electronics are housed, into the earmold and the ear. BTE aids are generally used for those people of all ages and most types of hearing loss.

Mini Behind-the-Ear

The BTE is a new kind of BTE hearing aid. Its small size completely fits behind the ear, with a narrow tube inserted into the canal to keep the canal open.

These devices are similar in concept to BTE hearing aids, with the exception that the receiver (the speaker) has been removed from the case that sits at the back of the ear. It is fitted in your ear canal or ear and connected to the case of the hearing aid with a thin wire.

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