Digital Hearing Aids

Atlanta Hearing Associates' Blog.

Digital earplugs are quickly gaining attention in the realm of hearing protection. With the latest reports of people having an unprecedented amount of hearing loss by the time that they reach their senior years, more people are taking steps to protect their hearing. That is why digital ear plugs have used new technology to help people stay safe in work environments and also improve their ability to work. In this article we will take a look at the different ways that these devices can be used, how they work, and where they are already being used in our society today.
How Do Digital Ear Plugs Function?
Digital ear plugs have several essential functions that are each designed to make sure that significant amounts of sound never enter the ear canal. Of course, the first method of protection is simply providing a barrier between the sounds that are taking place and the individual’s ear. One of the other things that a digital ear plug will be able to help with is making sure that people are not exposed to very high levels of decibels, which can permanently damage your hearing. Another way that digital ear plugs are capable of helping people is by establishing a safe range of hearable frequencies in sound.
The Internal Mechanisms
There are several ways that the digital ear plugs are able to accomplish these functions. The first is that each one of these devices is fitted to the ear of the user, meaning that they create a very tight fit so that sound cannot enter the ear. As far as decibel control, many of these devices come with multiple settings that allow for threshold to be established, which, when triggered, prevents certain levels of sound from entering the ear. The final way that these devices help individuals protect their hearing is by establishing a certain frequency response range, which only allows certain frequencies to be picked up by the device, meaning that you will not be subjected to high pitched sounds which can cause harm or discomfort.
Where Are They Being Used?
There are many different areas in which these digital ear plugs can be used successfully. Of course, industrial construction workers as well as first responders are some of the most common buyers of these devices. The ability to work in a noisy environment and keep your focus and your hearing health intact is the primary motivation for people to buy these devices. Also, since they are able to boost the ability to communicate with one another through amplification of voices and suppression of other sounds, these ear plugs are incredibly valuable when it comes to being at a scene of an emergency where communication and personnel management is crucial. For all of these reasons, digital ear plugs are one of the most popular hearing devices on the market.

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