Open Acoustic Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids

A hearing aid that is growing in popularity is the open acoustic behind-the-ear hearing aid (or open acoustic BTE). In the past, hearing aids were placed fully into the ear canal in a way that causes an occlusion effect or hollowness to the wearer’s voice. Open acoustic BTEs are tiny hearing aids that sit behind the ear and send sound into the ear canal via a thin tube with a small plastic dome that leaves the ear open. No more echo, much more comfort!