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Digital Hearing Aids
Modern hearing aids are all digital, utilising the latest technology to give users the very best user experience. Most hearing impairments can be significantly helped with the help of a digital hearing aid and many people using them for the first time are shocked at how good they are.
Thanks to digital technology, hearing aids are now smaller than ever before, more comfortable to wear and have a multitude of features to ensure the user has the best possible experience using them. This includes automatic feedback reduction, connectivity with TVs and telephones as well as automatic volume control that ensures sounds are never too loud or never too quiet.
Once your audiologist has completed their tests on your hearing, they may recommend a particular type of digital hearing aid depending upon your needs, requirements and budget.
Types Of Digital Hearing Aid
Digital hearing aids come in a variety of types and are made by a range of manufacturers. As to what particular type is suitable will be assessed by your audiologist following a range of tests. The different types of hearing aid include:
Invisible Hearing Aids (ITC and CIC)
Invisible hearing aids as they are popularly known are more accurately called ITC (in-the-canal) and CIC (completely-in-the-canal). The smallest hearing aids that are available, because they sit in the ear canal, they are also called invisible hearing aids as they cannot generally be seen by other people.
In-The-Ear Hearing Aids
Also known as ITE hearing aids, these fit in the outer part of the ear and are slightly larger than ITC and CIC hearing aids. They are still very discrete and are a good option for people who may find ITC and CIC hearing aids too small to operate comfortably.
Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids
Also known as BTE hearing aids, these fit behind the ear in a small plastic case. These are more obvious than those hearing aids worn in the canal or in the ear but they are usually the best choice for young children as they are safer to use.
Extended Wear Hearing Aids
These devices are placed in the ear canal by an audiologist can be worn for weeks or even months at a time. They are a great choice for people who are very active and exercise a lot.
Digital Hearing Technology
The reason why digital hearing aids are so good is thanks to something that is known as digital signal processing. Digital signal processing converts incoming sounds into digital values for processing and the then converts them back into sound pressure waves that then stimulate your auditory system. In layman’s terms, what this means is that a digital hearing aid process each sound and then enhances the sound quality, reducing unwanted noise and feedback.
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Whether you think you may be suffering from a degree of hearing loss or whether you are already a digital hearing aid user, book your free consultation with a local audiologist today.
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