New to the world of hearing aids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Read our beginner’s guide to hearing aids for all the information you need to know to get started on your journey to better hearing.
What is a hearing aid and how do they work?
Small electronic devices called hearing aids can be worn either in or behind the ear to amplify sounds for individuals with hearing loss. These devices are designed with advanced technology to adjust sounds, clarify speech, and reduce background noise.
A typical hearing aid consists of four major components: a microphone (or two depending on style), a processor, an amplifier and a speaker. The microphone(s) pick up the sound waves and the processor converts them into electrical signals and adds extra bits to help improve the sound quality (especially in noisy places). The amplifier then increases these sounds and are sent into the ear via the speaker.
What are the different types of hearing aids
When it comes to hearing aids, there’s a lot to consider before taking the plunge, and that includes considering the fitting styles. Depending on your lifestyle and level of hearing loss, some styles will suit your needs more than others, so let’s take a deeper look.