If you have a severe hearing loss or small ear canals, behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are a great solution. In the BTE hearing aid, all electronic components are tucked neatly in a shell or housing behind your ear and you can choose from a large range of sizes, shapes and colours. You can easily control volume and select programs on most BTE hearing aids. If you want a smaller housing than a behind-the-ear hearing aid, then receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids may be the solution. Whether or not RITE hearing aids are suitable for you, depends on the shape of your ear and your degree of hearing loss
BTE hearing aids are hearing aids you wear outside of your outer ear. A small tube then routes the sound down into your ear canal. BTE hearing aids are available in many sizes, shapes and color options. You can choose one that matches your skin tone or hair color.