How Hearing Aids Work
Hearing aid electronics process the amplified sound that is transferred from the environment to your inner ear. All hearing aids amplify sounds, making them louder so that you can hear them better. The more sophisticated the circuit the more you can expect the device to function like the human ear.
Analog Hearing Aids
Analog hearing aids, which are adjusted manually with a small screwdriver and can only be adjusted within a limited range, are being phased out by most hearing aid manufacturers and being replaced by digital hearing aids.
Digital Hearing Aids
Digital hearing aids are the most advanced technology available. Digital hearing aids come equipped with a computer chip that converts incoming sound into digital code. It then analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs, and the level of the sounds around you. The signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears. The result is a sound that's more finely tuned to your hearing loss. Digital hearing aids can be programmed by our audiologists via programming software on a computer. They are available in all styles and price ranges.