Latest Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

While every hearing aid amplifies the sounds traveling to your ears, no hearing aid device offers a perfect replication. In the past, only analog devices were offered; however, advances in technology have caused nearly all manufacturers to switch to producing digital devices.

These digital devices utilize a computer chip to process the sounds entering the aid’s microphone and adjust those sounds according to your needs and environment before feeding them back to your ears. Directional microphones within hearing aids have greatly increased user experiences as well, making it easier for hearing aid users to pick up certain sounds.

Recently, Bluetooth connectivity has become the new standard in digital hearing aids. This allows seamless integration between your hearing aid and other electronic devices such as cell phones, microphones, and televisions. This integration offers a more pleasant listening experience and a higher degree of auditory control.

Other advancements include telecoil (“T-coil” eliminates background noise when using a telephone), as well as smartphone apps that capture and magnify sound for the user.

If you are looking for more information about the latest hearing aid technology, contact your local hearing care professional.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013