BHI Study Suggests Thin-Tube BTEs Appeal to Younger AudienceBy Hearing Review,
Publication Date: November 2006
Article discusses a survey conducted to evaluate the reasons for purchasing thin-tube behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids, and to determine if these devices are leading more and more people to seek out hearing aids as assistive technology for auditory disabilities. Researchers analyzed the use of thin-tube BTEs with open-fit, receiver-in-the-ear, on-the-ear, and post-auricular canal devices in 116 dispensing offices. Each office was asked a number of questions regarding their last two customers who were fit with thin-tube BTEs. Data from 232 clients was ultimately used in the study. A total of 22 percent, or 1 in 5 of the clients indicated that they would have rejected all other hearing aid technology if thin-tube BTEs were not available. High satisfaction rates with the devices were noted. This research was conducted by the executive director of the Better Hearing Institute in Alexandria, Virginia.
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