How do hearing devices work?
A hearing aid is there to amplify sound and how well that works is all down to the technology – this is where the clever science comes in, so pay attention: there may be a test afterwards… You see, your hearing loss (or prescription) creates a special pattern through a range of frequencies. This pattern is programmed onto the microchip of your hearing aid so that every sound the microphone picks up can compare your pattern with that of normal hearing. This provides the correct amount of amplification to bring your hearing back to a normal level. So far so good? Let’s get technical Sitting behind this is a very complex automated process that works out specific levels of background noises, music and other ambient sounds. This makes hearing speech in any situation clearer still. Today, hearing aids are ‘systems’, wirelessly connecting to the aid in your other ear for optimal clarity in difficult listening environments. While televisions, telephones and music systems have special features to give people with a hearing loss an altogether better experience. As every hearing aid offers lots of features, settings and systems, it’s important that you wear the right system for your specific requirements. All of our audiologists are completely familiar with all instruments available. They will be more than happy to give you their expert advice as to which system offers maximum benefit and value for money.