Hearing Aid Technology

Atlanta Hearing Associates' Blog.

Hearing loss is a serious problem not only in America but throughout the world . As people live longer and our ears are exposed to more noise than ever before, it has created a situation where more and more people are suffering from some type of hearing loss.

However there has been a significant advance in hearing aid technology to bring relief to millions of sufferers.

In simple terms, hearing aids are designed to overcome some degree of hearing loss by amplifying certain sounds which our ears may have difficulty in sensing. Everyone who is affected by hearing loss responds differently to the same sounds.

So the challenge of modern hearing aids is to be able to repackage all the sounds in the patient’s unique personal environment into amplification that is comfortable, audible, effortless, and natural sounding. There have been impressive improvements in the manner in which hearing aids can be adjusted such that each patient can receive the maximum benefit from these devices.

Another exciting development is the degree to which modern hearing aids can be minimized. It used to be that hearing aids were worn on the outside of the ears. However recent advances in precision manufacturing techniques allows for the creation of tiny hearing aids which can fit completely in the ear canal. Not only does this allow for the hearing aids to be practically invisible to all but the most detailed examination but these devices form a good seal which helps to filter out extraneous noise.

It makes for a very satisfying listening experience. These micro devices can also be worn in sports activities and even underwater! So it opens up a whole new range of freedom for its users.

This is just a small sampling of the benefits to be gained from modern hearing aid technology.

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