Washington, DC - The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) released data for 2007 indicating that BTEs are the most dispensed style of hearing aids. Overall, 2,425,219 devices were dispensed during 2007, a 2.32% increase compared to the previous year.
BTEs accounted for 51.45% of all hearing aids dispensed while ITE devices accounted for 48.55%. This makes the first full year since the early 1980s that BTE devices have outsold ITE devices.
HIA differentiates between analog and digital devices and digital aids accounted for 91.89% of all devices sold in 2007. California, Florida and Texas accounted for the largest number of hearing aids sold by state with 9.6%, 6.52% and 5.62% of all units sold respectively. The Veterans Administration accounted for 14.21% of all hearing aids sold in 2007.
Data from HIA - http://www.hearing.org