An almost invisible tube connects the hearing aid, which is behind the ear, with the individually manufactured ear mold.
According to its miniature design the latest generation of hearing aids don´t need a tube but have a wire which is connected to a speaker right in the auditory canal.
By no means can it be said that the behind-the-ear design is antiquated. According to the individual anatomic condition of the auditory canal as well as the hearing loss not everybody can be provided with an in in-the-ear hearing aid. Modern behind-the-ear designs are smaller and more powerful than in-the-ear systems.
Advantages of behind-the-ear systems:
- More technical possibilities
- Easy to handle
- Lower battery consumption
- Less acoustic feedback