What Is a Digital Hearing Aid?

Tuesday 15th November, 2016

You may have noticed while browsing our website that we carry digital hearing aids. But do you know what they are? Do you know how a digital hearing aid differs from an older, analogue hearing aid? If not, we would like the opportunity to offer an explanation.

A digital hearing aid receives sound waves and, through computer technology, translates those sound waves into digital information that can be modified in any number of ways. Usually, the digital information is amplified before being passed on to the hearing aid’s speaker system. The advantage of digitisation is that it allows for amplification without any resulting distortion.

An analogue hearing aid processes sound waves as-is. In other words, there is no digital conversion. Sound waves are simply amplified by using an electronic device that increases the amplitude of the sound wave. While this technology was exciting in its day, it is no longer the best option in the 21st century. Amplification with an analogue hearing aid leads to distortion and other problems.

If you are suffering any kind of hearing loss, you might benefit from a digital hearing aids. The only way to know for sure would be to have a hearing test conducted by a professional. We invite you to contact us to take advantage of our free hearing test offer. If our test reveals a problem that could be helped with a digital hearing aid, we will be more than happy to walk you through all your options.

Digital hearing aids have helped make hearing loss less of a problem than it used to be. Hopefully, future technologies will make how we treat hearing loss even better than it is now.

If you’re looking for some advice or help on your or a loved one’s hearing, call me today on 0141 345 2036.


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