Have you been told you need hearing aids and are wondering where to start? There are numerous types of hearing aids on the market and we understand the task of deciding which one is best for you can be daunting.
We can help. Here is a brief overview of hearing aids and assisted listening devices to give you a general idea of what’s exists. Call or come in for an evaluation and we’ll be happy to assist you in learning more.
In regard to function, all hearing assisted devices use similar parts to carry sound from the environment into your ear and amplify, or make louder, the sound so you can hear them more clearly. Small, barely noticeable microphones collect the sound and a computer chip with an amplifier converts the incoming sound into a digital code. The computer chip can also analyze and adjust the sound based on your level of hearing loss, needs and whether you are in a crowd or more private conversation. These signals are then converted back into sound waves and transmitted to your ears through speakers, also called receivers. The majority of hearing aids are digital now and powered with a tiny battery, often rechargeable.
Price, size, the way they sit in your ear, along with other specialized features can vary widely among hearing aids. Designers of hearing aids continue to make them smaller as the demand for less noticeable devices increases.
Contact our office today and we would be more than happy to help you find the right hearing aid to improve your quality of life and get you back in the loop again!