Tis’ the season for healthy hearing! It’s that time of year again, where families gather together and create lasting memories. During the holiday season, those who struggle with hearing loss can find themselves missing out on family conversations during this time of cheer. Isolation and social anxiety are possible health conditions that can stem from […]
Movie theaters are no doubt one of the most visited places for families, couples, and movie lovers all around. However, what many people probably don’t know is that movie theaters offer assistive hearing loss services for those who may be hard of hearing. These services help open up a world of cinematic wonder to those […]
Hearing aids work differently depending on the electronics used. The two main types of electronics are analog and digital.
Analog aids convert soundwaves into electrical signals, which are then amplified. Analog devices are can be adjusted or programmed to meet the needs of each user. This is done by your hearing professional. The use of analog processing in hearing aids is virtually extinct today.
Digital aids convert soundwaves into numerical codes, similar to the binary code of a computer, before amplifying them. Because the code also includes information about a sound’s pitch or loudness, the aid can be specially programmed to amplify some frequencies more than others. Digital circuitry gives a hearing professional more flexibility in adjusting the aid to a user’s needs and to certain listening environments. These aids also can be programmed to focus on sounds coming from a specific direction. Digital circuitry can be used in all types of hearing aids.