How They Work
Hearing aids make sounds louder so that you can hear them better. Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip converts the incoming sound into digital code. Then it analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through speakers.
Hearing Aid Styles
All hearing aids use similar parts to carry sounds from the environment into your ear and make them louder. Hearing aids vary a great deal in price, size, special features and the way they’re placed in your ear.
The following are common hearing aid styles, ending with the smallest, least visible in the ear. Hearing aid designers keep making smaller hearing aids to meet the demand for a hearing aid that is not very noticeable.
Do NOT Purchase Based Only on Cosmetics
Over the past ten years the hearing aid industry has reduced the size of hearing aids to near invisibility. People can now wear them with greater comfort and we’re finding very small CIC hearing aids have their distinct advantages such as on the telephone and in outdoor situations. Some people are concerned with cosmetics and prefer the least noticeable hearing aids, in the way that you might choose contact lenses instead of framed eyeglasses. The problem is that the smallest hearing aid may not be the most suitable hearing solution for you for a variety of reasons. Your specific hearing loss may require more power than available in CICs, you might not have the manual dexterity to manipulate them, or your ear canals may not allow them to be retained in your ears.
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The digital revolution has made a huge impact on the way hearing aids look and work. They can be so small that they are virtually invisible, or even so “cool” looking that you will want everyone to see them. They can also more accurately mimic the way you used to hear before you experienced hearing loss.
There are many benefits of digital hearing aids:
• Dual microphones allow you to hear better in noisy situations. Some can even identify the source of the noise and reduce it!
• Open technology that keeps the ear canal unobstructed eliminates that “talking in a barrel” effect.
• Feedback cancellation does just that…It cancels feedback BEFORE you hear it as an annoying whistle.
• Hands free technology automatically adjusts to your listening environment…whether you are on the phone, in a crowd or in wind.
• Your digital hearing aid can be programmed with a computer to meet your individualized needs.
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There are so many options available to you! There are four technology levels…Economy, Basic, Advanced and Best. Each level offers digital hearing solutions based on your level of hearing loss, lifestyle and budget.