Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing Aid Technology Advancements
Modern hearing aids are not the same analog, clunky devices of the past. Today’s hearing aids are small and discreet and use digital processing technology. Analog sound waves are converted to digital, processed by a signal processor, analyzed and adjusted, and then converted back into analog sound for your ear, and your brain, to hear.
But what does all this mean for you?
Digital sound processing allows your hearing specialist to set up a hearing aid to work just for you. Sounds are processed and signals can be customized and adjusted to suit each person’s needs. Speech detection can be improved, background noise reduced and selected sounds and noise can be reduced or cancelled.
Imagine sitting in a busy restaurant with a few of your friends. Background noise, music, and conversations at other tables can make hearing the people you are with more difficult –even without hearing loss. For people with hearing loss, this can be even more challenging.
Understanding speech is a cognitive process, and it is our brain that processes sounds. As we struggle to hear, we use more of our brain, and we end up with less capacity for comprehension and retention.
A modern, digital hearing aid does not simply amplify all the sounds in the room to make them louder.
Advanced digital hearing aids from Hearing Care Clinic make it easier for your brain to hear by providing the purest signal possible to your ears, and your brain.
Speech is separated from background noise, allowing you to hear more easily, and freeing up your brain to understand and retain what people are saying. All of this processing happens instantly and automatically, bringing you back into the conversation.