A hearing aid is a device that designed to improve hearing capacity. The hearing aid is a medical device. The earlier device was passive amplification cones designed to gather sound energy and direct to it ear canal. Modern hearing aid devices are a computerized electronic acoustic system that transforms environmental sound to make it more intelligible according to audio metrical and cognitive rule. Once you come to decide that you need hearing aid then many choices are available in style, color, and manufacturer. Hearing Aids devices put people back in touch with their friends, family, and relative by letting them enjoy social activities again. Your Audiologist will help you through the process for choosing right brand and product as per your life style, hearing loss and budget.
Digital Hearing Aids
A digital hearing aid is compact sound amplifying device designed to help people who have hearing impairment. It has a microphone that picks up sounds and converts them into digital form, a microprocessor that amplifies and process a digital signal, a mini loudspeaker that delivers the sound directly into ear canal.
Popular Hearing Aid Features
In hearing aid technology changes day by day as per the market demand and hearing problem. In hearing aid many innovations has done in the last few year has aimed to eliminate one of the biggest complain of hearing aid user have about their aids, the annoying whistling called feedback. It can be caused by the number of things such as brushed by hair or simply being outside on a windy day. New technology eliminated buzzing and whistling caused by feedback in hearing aids without compromising performance.
In traditional hearing aid simply amplified all sounds and tone, technology now allows a hearing aid to perform differently in many specific environments. For instance, one memory will remember the settings you prefer in social settings, while another will be reserved for driving in the car or being outside. By having multiple memories, hearing aids offer a more optimal performance for an active lifestyle.
This feature improves a user’s ability to talk on the telephone. Phone connectivity settings amplify sound from your phone without picking up background noise and helping to prevent feedback. Besides the phone, Phone connectivity settings can be used at venues that have a hearing loop installed. A hearing loop can be connected to a public address system or television in settings like churches, auditoriums or even your own living room. When the phone connectivity is turned on, the sound others hear from a loudspeaker is streamed directly into the hearing aid.
A microphone component has great work for incoming sound audibility. New technology gives the microphone the power to focus on targeted sounds. A directional microphone will help a wearer hear speech in a noisy environment because it will target the speech and reduce the background noise.
Allows the user to connect directly – and wirelessly – to most media devices. TV, radio, cell phone and computers can be heard in stereo-quality sound directly through the hearing aid.
An audiologist can analyze the history of users environment have been for better programming as per actual audiogram report.
Bands and channel features refer to the ability to adjust hearing aid settings to best-fit individual hearing loss needs. More channels in hearing aid helpful for distinguishing different sounds and detect by channel for users more clarity of sound amplification. However, be careful here because at some point excessive bands and channels become just a marketing ploy and don’t actually mean much when it comes down to adjusting the hearing aid for better sound quality.