BTE styles that come with earmoulds can fit any type of hearing loss, from mild to profound. They sit behind or on top of the outer ear with tubing that routes the sound down into the ear canal via a custom-fit earmould. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can generally house more features, controls and battery power than any other style of hearing aid. BTE styles are available in different colors to match hair or skin tone, as well as flashier designs for personalized flair.
If you choose hearing aids that fit behind the ear, customized earmoulds are frequently needed to ensure proper fit and performance hearing professional will take an impression of the ear canal and the outer part of the ear using a silicone-like substance.
The impression is then sent to a lab where it is trans- formed into a replica of the structure of the ear. This is known as the earmould and is a piece of acrylic plastic or a similar soft material. The styles of earmolds can vary and the style you choose depends on the type of hearing loss you suffer from and the design of the hearing aid you have.
Fits all degrees of hearing loss, including profound hearing loss
Usually available in models with wireless connectivity to devices