Hearing technology has improved a lot over the past few decades, but at their core, hearing aids have always been made of four basic parts: a microphone, a processor, a receiver and a power source such as a battery.
The microphone picks up the sounds in your environment and delivers it to the processor.
The processor enhances the signal and delivers it to the receiver which then delivers the amplified signal through the ear canal.
The power source, or battery, drives the system.
Hearing aid technology comes in a variety of technology levels, based on the sophistication of the processor. Hearing technology can be basic (or entry level) and range to premium. The higher the level of technology in the hearing aid, the more features you get such as better noise reduction, better feedback or "squeal" management, etc. Hearing aid technology keeps improving, so that Even today’s basic hearing aids offer far more benefit than the premium hearing aids of previous generations.
Hearing Technology Highlights:
- Rechargeable. No more batteries!
- Sensors that track our health
- Fall detection/alert, which research has shown -- detection at ear level is more reliable than detection on a fall alert necklace.
- Ability to connect to the internet, and other smart devices such as your coffee pot!
- Wireless technology that allows us to connect to our phones, TVs and other wireless accessories
- Connection to iPhones as well as Android
- Apps on the cellphone available to help us further personalize our hearing preferences while wearing the hearing aids
- Built in tinnitus management
- Improved sound processing to help us in noisy environments
- Cochlear implants for severe/profound losses: advanced processors, styles and technology
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