Ranging from the ancient “ear trumpet” all the way to today’s completely invisible in-the-ear devices, hearing aids have really come a long way. But with so many options and styles to choose from, it can feel like a daunting task. Luckily, we’re here to help guide you in your journey.
Advances in electronics and manufacturing have changed not only the function of hearing aids, but also the look and feel. Some are completely invisible to the naked eye, some so unique that you will want them to be seen, and so natural sounding that they actually mimic your natural hearing.
Not surprisingly, digital hearing aids are the number one selling hearing aid on the market today. And once you’ve experienced the quality of sound they can provide, you’ll see why they are most often the best choice.
Your lifestyle and your individual hearing needs will ultimately help determine which type of hearing aid you get, a choice that is completely up to you. The best and easiest way to make this decision is to take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of Puretone Hearing Aid Center, your local hearing experts.
Some features of digital hearing aids.
- Dual microphones not only help in noisy situations, but can sometimes even reduce certain unwanted noises!
- By keeping the ear canal unobstructed you don’t have to deal with that uncomfortable “down a well” effect.
- Feedback cancellation–before you even hear that annoying screech, it’s already gone.
- Talking on the phone, dealing with wind, or even just crowd noise–Hands-free technology automatically adjusts to what you need
- Computer programming allows your hearing aids to meet the needs of your specific hearing loss.
- Use your hearing aids to watch television, talk on your cell or home phone, and listen to the radio thanks to wireless technology!
Analog Hearing Aids
Conventional analog hearing aids are pretty much just sound amplifiers with a knob for volume control. They could be beneficial for simple environments, such as one-on-one conversations or listening to the television in a quiet place, but the sounds are all picked up and amplified in the same way. This basically means that there isn’t any flexibility in meeting the needs of your individual hearing loss.
The benefits of wireless.
When paired to a handheld device like your smartphone, wireless hearing aids connect you directly to the sound sources you want to hear, such as your television, and dampens any other distracting sounds.The days of cranking your TV volume to the max or screaming into your cell phone to be heard are officially over!
Picture yourself in your favorite recliner watching television. Everything is going fine until your kids or grandkids gather round and start talking to each other, the neighbor fires up their harley and starts revving the engine, which makes the dog start barking, which startles the person doing dishes in the kitchen and causes them to drop a plate with a crash…..you get the idea. With wireless technology, all of those cluttering and distracting sounds are filtered out and you can concentrate on relaxing and watching TV.
Every single person with hearing loss experiences it in their own unique way, which means that your hearing aids need to address your own unique hearing loss. With proper fitting and programming, our practice can help towards that goal and help YOU get on with your life!