Digital Hearing Aids - Advantages over Analog

The most popular and modern form of haring amplification people use today is the digital hearing aid.  This is because this digital hearing device offers many advantages over the older analog hearing aid.  The digital models are priced higher than the analog models, but the clarity of sound, improved control, and reliability more than make them worth your investment.


Better Hearing.  

This is one of the major advantages of digital hearing aids, and the most obvious.  Its computer chips are programmed precisely to correct your hearing loss.  The digital model of hearing devices convert sound into units that can be adjusted by the computer chips of the hearing aid.  Each unit of sound is adjusted, and the components are put back together so you can hear instantly. This then leads to enhanced sound quality.  

This precision adjustment feature of digital hearing aids is what makes this hearing device popular.  Your audiologist can tune the device to work with and match your level of hearing loss. Like anything that is computerized, this model hearing aid can be customized and reprogrammed to accommodate all the changes taking place in your hearing.

More and Better Features.

Digital hearing aids offer more options not offered in most analog hearing aids. The computer chips make it easier for you to make your own adjustments.  There is a feedback control which reduces the squawk or sharp whistle sound when you use the device very near a telephone or when you hug someone.  The digital device also makes your listening more comfortable.  You get a cleaner, crisper sound quality thanks to features such as multiple listening channels or bands, with each band reducing the background chatter or noise resulting in improved quality of sound. This improved sound quality makes you more comfortable in settings where a variety of noises at different volumes and pitches are present.

The specific voice recognition is another new feature in digital hearing aids. The computer chip catches the sound of a spoken voice and enhances it while at the same time tempering music, the wind, traffic and other background noises. This is an exciting advancement in hearing aids that can add to your understanding of the conversations in noisy and crowded settings.

The directional microphones in digital devices improve the capture of sound and its enhancement in a particular direction.  This feature directly picks up the sound in front of you, in order to amplify the conversational speech, and eliminate or reduce the sound of the environment so it does not interfere with your hearing.

Once you have taken a hearing test and your hearing care professional recommends that you get a hearing device, it is recommended that you consider a digital hearing device.  The benefits and advantages it offers can help you have a better understanding of what is actually being said in front of you, and what is going on things around you. With digital hearing devices, you get the clarity, the best sound quality and a wide range of options.


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