We have discussed this topic before, but I do not believe it has come up recently. My original aids 15 or 20 years ago were BTE, but I have been in RICs with full open molds since that time. My audio keeps them pretty up to date. I know I miss a lot, but I hear speech reasonably well for everyday purposes. Music and TV (without a link) has never been great.
It’s time for new hearing aids. I wonder if I should consider going back to BTEs with thin or standard tubes and molds. I know they have improved the technology a great deal. I have read random comments that the BTE sound is fuller than RIC. Would appreciate your comments. Thanks.