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Digital Hearing Devices for the Modern World

Hearing aids are modern minor miracles. They are intelligent products that can connect with your other digital devices. So, they can simplify and enhance your life experience. Digital hearing aids can offer significant health benefits because healthy hearing can improve your quality of life, sometimes beyond measure. Augmented sound quality, together with a personalised hearing experience, will empower you to take control of your hearing.

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Modern digital hearing aids

Digital Hearing Aids versus Analogue Hearing Aids

Hearing aid technology has advanced beyond recognition in recent years. Before the advent of digital hearing aids, analogue was the only choice, and its sound signals were constant. So, the only way of adapting to changing sound environments was to turn them up or down. If you increased the volume, then the background noise would be amplified too!

The sound signals in digital hearing aids are unique. You will experience natural-sounding speech, music, and nature’s symphony in all its glory. Customise the experience to your preferences or let the device do it for you. Either way, it will be as though you had never really heard sound properly!

How do They Work?

A hearing aid is basically a microphone, a receiver, an amplifier and a replaceable or rechargeable battery. In digital hearing aids, the amplifier does all of the heavy lifting by acting like a computerised brain. It captures all the tiny nuances and richness of natural sounds and brings them to life according to your listening environment.

Digital hearing aids
Modern digital hearing aids

The Benefits of Digital Hearing Aids

So, turning up the volume to hear more doesn’t work. On analogue hearing aids, the results were unpleasantly loud or screechy in specific locations and settings. However, digital hearing aids allow you to customise your listening experience for your particular hearing loss for enhanced confidence and comfort.

Digital hearing devices connect with other digital devices such as televisions, smartphones and tablets. This functionality enables you to stream phone calls and entertainment and discreetly control it all without even touching your ears.

Finally, digital devices are smart and most often so small that they are barely visible which means a lot to image-conscious wearers,

Types of Digital Hearing Aids

In the ear hearing aids

In The Ear (ITE)

In The Ear hearing aids (ITE) are small devices that are housed in the outer ear. They have a custom moulded case that fits snugly inside the ear and amplifies sound. Although they are visible, they are discreet and in some instances can be supplied in colours to match your skin tone. They are accessible and therefore easy to adjust. The ITE device is designed for all ranges of hearing loss from mild through to severe.

Behind the ear hearing aids

Behind the Ear (BTE)

The modern Behind The Ear hearing aid (BTE) is the most common type of hearing aid. It is generally smaller and more discreet than older traditional models. It fits comfortably behind the ear and attaches to a custom-moulded earpiece delivering enhanced sound via an acoustic tube. A wide range of colours is available. The device is powerful, so it is suitable for all types of hearing loss including profound.

Receiver in canal hearing aids

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

The Receiver In Canal (RIC) hearing aid has a sleek design. It is small, discreet and barely visible when worn. The receiver is effectively the hearing aid’s speaker. It is connected to the main section of the device by means of a tiny electronic wire. The key benefit of this type of hearing aid is improved sound quality without the need for high amplification. It is intended for users with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Power hearing aids

Power Hearing Aids

Power hearing aids are those specifically designed for users with severe hearing loss. Whilst remaining discreet they are the most powerful available. Advanced technology helps with high-frequency sounds and speech enhancement and noise-cancelling functions are valuable additions. When used in conjunction with wireless microphones they can deliver vastly improved and life-changing audibility.

Wireless CROS system hearing aids

Wireless CROS System

Wireless CROS hearing aids have been developed for those with single-sided hearing. Some people have only one functioning ear and rely on people speaking into that ear for effective communication. ‘Contralateral Routing of Signal’ (CROS) hearing aids place a microphone in your non-hearing ear and transmit sounds to your good ear. There is also a rechargeable option.

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Rechargeable In The Ear

Rechargeable hearing aids have inbuilt batteries that do not need regular removal. Instead of removing the batteries, you place your hearing aids each night in a charging dock in much the same way as you would charge your smartphone. There are distinct advantages with rechargeable devices, not just in terms of waste reduction, but also for those with dexterity and sight issues.

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