Hearing aids have come a long way since the technology of your grandparents’ pair of devices!
They can be very small and discreet and have the ability to clean up the signal as much as possible to allow for better communication. They focus now on providing better sound quality in all environments, easier controls, and faster processing. There are two different kinds of hearing aids, analog and digital. Most modern hearing aid technologies are digital which allows for the better sound quality and faster processing, which in turn, allows for more features. There are about 20 hearing aid manufacturers, with about 6 in the leading field. In our practice, we stick with the 5 major manufacturers that are in the lead, as far as technology, sound quality, and comfort. Some hearing devices can even communicate directly with your smart phone!