What are digital hearing aids?
Digital hearing aids usually consist of five main components: a microphone, an amplifier, a microchip, a receiver and a battery (possibly rechargeable). Originally hearing aids were amplifiers of sound simply making everything louder. Digital hearing aids are tiny super computers that process sound to make it as true-to-life as possible. They filter background noise to make sound clearer and you need less brain energy to process what you are hearing.
Types of hearing aids
There are several types of hearing aids to choose from to suit your lifestyle and severity of hearing loss. In this page we provide descriptions of each plus their pros and cons to help you determine which is right for you.
As hearing aids all differ in size, appearance and functionality, it is important to choose the right type to suit your individual needs. An audiologist will discuss your options with you following your hearing consultation.
Although this new digital technology is extremely complex using these new hearing aids are super easy to control and many functions such as background noise filtering and connection to theatre systems all happens automatically.