Much like computers, hearing aids have experienced many technological changes over the last few decades. If you’re being fitted for a hearing aid, you can now benefit from the smaller size and special features available with some of today’s hearing devices, which make them more powerful and effective at sorting and processing sounds. Here are some of the most notable advances that have been made:
Digital hearing aids are “smarter”
Analogue hearing aids used to be the standard until 2000. While they were effective at making all sounds louder, they couldn’t help you distinguish between important sounds like speech and unwanted background noise.
The introduction of digital technology has made analogue hearing aids a thing of the past. Digital hearing aids are smart enough to tell the difference between speech-like and noise-like sounds. They can detect the type of environment you are in and automatically adjust to the surrounding noise level.
Your digital hearing aids can even be personalized according to your level of hearing loss. If you can’t hear sounds at certain frequency levels, for example, the digital hearing aid can be programmed to amplify the sounds within those specific pitch ranges.
Some of the most advanced hearing aids have built-in wireless technology, which allows them to receive audio directly from your television, stereo, computer, cell phone or other device. Wireless technology also enables communication between hearing aids, so if you wear two devices, you don’t have to manually adjust both.
Pure Audiology & Hearing Aid Services carries all of the major brands of hearing aids, including Starkey hearing products featuring the latest in digital and wireless technology. For help choosing a hearing aid that match your needs and lifestyle, call Pure Audiology at 289-837-1137, or visit their web site, www.pureaudiology.ca.