How do hearing aids work

By Frankie Goodman 13th July 2020 Always Hear
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How do hearing aids work?

This is a question we are often asked. In the past, hearing aids used to just amplify sound and were known to not work as one would want them to, as well as often whistling and not functioning as needed in noisy environments.

Now this has all changed, in 2020 hearing aids have advanced so much. They can be automatic (so you need never turn them up or down again), rechargeable (so you don’t have the constant worry about batteries) as well as connecting to your smartphone with Bluetooth compatibility. They can also be invisible, as shown in the image above, no one will know that you are wearing a hearing aid, unless you choose to tell them!

A hearing aid is a battery-powered electronic device that is designed to improve your hearing. Hearing aids are small enough to wear in or behind your ear, they make some sounds louder as well as more clear. They may help you hear better when it’s quiet as well as louder environments. Here’s how they work:

  • A microphone picks up sound around you
  • An amplifier makes the sound louder
  • A receiver sends these amplified sounds into your ear

Studies have found that only 1 in 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear them. Most of the time, they’re for people who have damage to their inner ear or the nerve that links the ear with the brain. 

Would you like our help?

If you are not sure if a hearing aid could help you, contact us for a free hearing test. Hearing test should be part of your annual health check ups from the age of 55. Just as you would visit an optician, doctor and other general health practitioner each year. You can book a local hearing test with a friendly audiologist in your local branch or in the comfort of your own home. 

Our website provides additional information on the different types of hearing aids now on offer such as receiver in the ear hearing aids, invisible hearing aids and rechargeable hearing aids.

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