Digital Hearing Aids Detailed
Digital hearing aids are a wonderful choice for people with hearing loss… but there are many choices – and not all offer the same quality. That’s why it’s important to get all the information before you buy.
Losing your hearing can be tough, especially when you start to miss parts of conversations with people who are important to you. Hearing someone speak is one of the most important ways to connect with them! Don’t miss out because of your hearing loss.
There are a few signs that you or someone you love might be suffering from hearing loss:
- You blame others for not speaking loudly enough or for mumbling.
- Family and friends are frustrated because you don’t understand them or miss things they say.
- You are stressed because of trying to understand what customers want or what is said in meetings.
- You are always asking others what’s going on.
- You prefer to stay home rather than going out to a noisy restaurant or family gathering because you feel like you’ll spend the evening wondering what was so funny.
- Others complain about the volume on your TV or radio, even though it sounds fine to you.
In the distant past, you’d simply have to accept your hearing loss as part of life. In the recent past, you’d have to use a bulky analog hearing aid.
But thanks to cutting-edge technological advances in the last 20 years, you can now purchase highly-effective digital hearing aids that provide amazing sound quality and reduce feedback.
And, if you choose a leading brand like HearPod®, then you won’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to be able to hear again!
|“Digital hearing aids allow for more complex processing of sound during the amplification process which may improve their performance in certain situations (for example, background noise and whistle reduction).”
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Get the answers to your questions about digital hearing aids.
Here are some common questions that people often have when thinking about how to find the best aid for them.
What should I look for?
Important facts to understand:
- If a hearing aid is programmed via computer, it can be called “digital” but is really just using analog technology. Make sure your digital hearing aid is “100% digital.”
- Your digital hearing aids should have top-quality noise-cancelling technology and the latest sound amplification computer chips.
- You won’t wear your digital hearing aids if they make you uncomfortable! HearPod® digital hearing aids come with silicone tips that make wearing them easy and comfortable.
- Check to make sure there’s a return policy and a warranty on your digital hearing aids. If you don’t get it right the first time, you should be able to return your digital hearing aids easily. And a warranty is proof that the company stands behind their products. Learn more about HearPod®’s simple return policy and warranty.
What’s the difference between analog and digital?
Analog hearing aids convert sound waves into electrical signals, which are amplified. Analog aids usually are less expensive than digital aids, but aren’t nearly as effective in communicating high-quality distortion-free sound.
Digital hearing aids convert sound waves into numerical codes before amplifying them. Because the code also includes information about a sound, a digital hearing aid can be specially programmed to amplify some frequencies more than others. Plus, they provide more flexibility and better sound quality than analog aids.
What kind of digital hearing aids exist?
The first digital hearing aids were bulky, and, while they worked well, the battery life was short and thus inconvenient. But now, thanks to technology, manufacturers can create smaller hearing aids that you barely notice!
- Behind the ear: A digital hearing aid that sits behind your ear and hooks over it with a small arm. These are the visible type of hearing aid.
- In the ear: A full-size digital hearing aid that sits inside your ear and is visible to the outside.
- In the canal: Because they fit in the ear canal, these digital hearing aids are much less noticeable and are the most popular choice among consumers.
- Completely in the canal (CIC): These sit completely in the canal and are virtually unnoticeable.
Most people will deny they have hearing problems to avoid the issue of getting help. But think about it: If you couldn’t see, you wouldn’t wait to get glasses. So why is hearing loss different?
You’ll improve your life and your relationships when you can hear what’s being said—and when you aren’t feeling frustrated because you’re missing something important.
Take the next step today to find the right hearing aid for you.