Its been over 50 years since Siemens debuted the worlds first BTE hearing aid. In that time, the iconicstyle is the first image thatcomes to mind when mostpeople think of a listening device.
Behind the earlistening devicesdebuted in 1959 and have been continually improved since.
For starters, thedevices "biggest in class" size allow itto be outfitted with a full set of controls, such as volume and on/off switches.
While the fashionista in you may abhor the aesthetics of BTE hearing aids, modern devices are not the clunkers of the mid- twentieth century.
One thing that hasnt changed about these devices are their composition. Now, likethen, each unit is comprised of a case, whichhouses the electronics, an earmold that has atiny speaker to deliver sound and a tube used to carry sound between the other components.
Depending on the device youselect, behind the earlistening instruments are more affordable than other styles.
Not only can you get behind the ear units from giants likeSiemens, Starkey andWidex, but theyre also available from more obscure, discountmanufacturers on the web.