November 17, 2020
If you have recently purchased new hearing aids, congratulations on taking such an important step to improve your health! Hearing aids are an important investment that impacts how you navigate your daily life.
Similar to most electronics today, hearing aids have experienced significant innovation over the years. Smaller than ever, these devices have such a range of options that have various features and technologies designed to easily integrate with your life. Hearing aids have more capacity, helping to maximize your hearing in different environments and while engaging in an array of activities. It is important to take the time to get familiar with your hearing aids – all components and settings so you can get the best use out of them.
Let’s explore the most common types of hearing aids, their parts, and the functions you can expect!
Hearing aids consist of different components that work together to absorb and process sound. All hearing aids have four basic parts:
The fourth component is the power supply (i.e. rechargeable batteries). All hearing aid types and sizes are composed of these basic mechanics.
There are numerous brands, styles, and models of hearing aids and it can be difficult to sift through and understand. The key thing to know here is that there are two major types of hearing aids:
These types of hearing aids also have common styles
There are types of hearing aids that may be better suited for your individual hearing needs. Some of these styles work better for people experiencing specific types of hearing loss – high vs. low frequency hearing loss for example. Our team is equipped with the knowledge to discuss which types of hearing aids would better meet your hearing needs.
Innovations in digital processing drastically changed the hearing aid industry. Digital hearing aids have the capacity to manipulate the sound you absorb and make changes that are more aligned with your specific hearing needs. There are settings that can be programmed which tune the incoming sound to best suit your hearing. So, if you struggle with specific sounds and/or frequencies, your hearing aids can be adjusted to account for it. Other benefits include:
Additionally, digital hearing aids can have features like wireless connectivity which uses Bluetooth technology. This allows your hearing aids to wirelessly connect with other electronic devices (smartphone, speaker, laptop etc.) and stream the audio directly to your device; enhancing the quality of sound.
Whether you are in the market for new hearing aids or if you need assistance with your current pair, we are here to help! Contact us today.