A Closer Look: How Hearing Aids Bring Sound to Life
Hearing aids do much more than simply amplify sound. Some hearing aids can reduce background noise, can be controlled with a remote, or even connect to your wireless devices via Bluetooth. With so many options out there, it's important to work with us to find a device that suits your needs. Here, we explore some of the additional functionality available for hearing aids that offer an enhanced hearing experience.
The Technology Inside Hearing Aids
If you've ever used an over-the-counter hearing aid, you may have noticed its limited functionality. This is because these devices only amplify sound – including distracting ambient sounds that diminish clarity.
There are two main types of hearing aids that you can be prescribed depending on your hearing needs: analog and digital. Analog hearing aids convert sound into electrical signals that are translated by the brain. In contrast, digital hearing aids translate sound into numeric codes, which allow for greater control over what is heard and how you hear it. No matter which type is recommended for your hearing loss, you can count on clear sound that makes it easier to communicate, hear on the job, and enjoy doing the things you love.
Today's hearing aids don't just deliver crystal-clear sound – they also offer a number of additional features to enhance use. Just a few of these include:
- Noise reduction: While all hearing aids employ some level of outside noise reduction, some models include dedicated noise-reduction features. In a recent study, users who turned on this feature reported enhanced comfort and speech clarity.
- Directional microphones: When directional microphones are aligned on hearing aids, they can help users better detect sounds that come from a particular direction and reduce sounds coming from other directions, including behind the user.
- Telecoils: Compatible with select phones, telecoils minimize interference during calls. They are also compatible with the induction loop systems often implemented in churches and theaters.
- Wireless connectivity: Thanks to Bluetooth technology, wireless connectivity lets your hearing aids receive signals from TVs, music players, and more.
- Remote controls: For hearing aids with adjustable features, users can get remote controls to customize their settings quickly and easily.
- Variable programming: If you frequently move between different environments, these hearing aids can be easily adjusted to provide optimal results in a variety of settings.
- Synchronization: This feature allows the devices to function together so any volume or program adjustments will automatically be made to both hearing aids.
Find Your Hearing Aids Today
As technology advances, there's no doubt that hearing aids will continue to evolve and deliver even better performance in the future. If you want to learn more about available options, schedule a hearing evaluation today. We can help you determine which hearing aid designs and features will improve your hearing and overall quality of life.