Slim Tube Behind the Ear Hearing Aids

Slim Tube Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids allows patients with mostly high-frequency hearing losses to avoid many of the disadvantages of custom style hearing aids, most notably, the occlusion effect. This occurs when your ear canal is plugged and you hear your voice more loudly. Slim Tube BTEs deliver the sound via soft domes that you push into your ear canals. Slim Tube BTEs are one of the most popular styles.


  • Not affected by cerumen, preferred style for directional microphone systems. 
  • Avoids occlusion effect.
  • Long battery life.


  • Difficult for some to put on.

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