If you’ve been struggling with hearing loss, then you know how difficult it can be to hear simple sounds – even at a close distance. Hearing aids have been used for decades to allow individuals to restore their hearing, and they have gotten more technologically advanced and effective since the earlier models.
Hearing aids have gotten smaller, more discreet, and have a better signal than ever before. They are designed so that you can communicate effectively no matter what environment you are in and the controls are easier to use. When it comes to hearing aids, you have one of two choices: analog or digital.
Most of the modern hearing aids use digital technology, allowing for the quality of sound to be enhanced and quicker processing times. They use a tiny computer chip that reads sound waves and processes or manipulates them in different ways. This allows them to eliminate certain frequencies, filter out background noise, and shift sounds. They provide multiple modes for listening, are adaptable, experience less feedback, are small and discreet, and automatically determine what sound quality is best for your hearing loss.
Analog hearing aids are still available and used throughout the United States. They pick up sound and amplify it, no matter what the sound is. Unlike digital devices, there is no differentiation between background noises, so your hearing aids will pick up everything when it outputs the sound. Analog hearing aids are cheaper, easier to get set up, and have a longer battery life.
If you’re finding it difficult to determine which hearing aid is right for you, speak with your doctor or audiologist about the best option for your ears. They can help you decide on the best hearing aids for your degree of hearing loss and your budget.
To speak with an audiologist that can help you find the best hearing aids for your needs, call our office today and schedule an appointment. We have experienced staff that can use advanced tests and techniques to find the best option for your hearing loss.