Behind the ear
A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal. This type is appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.
Behind-the-ear hearing aid:
Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid, though some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible
Is capable of more amplification than are other styles
May pick up more wind noise than other style