Wireless features also work to improve your hearing ability and the ease in which you can communicate with others. Many hearing aids can link to your phone via Bluetooth technology to provide clear and crisp conversations. By streaming directly to your aids, you remove the possibility of feedback or asking people to repeat themselves. Other audio activities like enjoying podcasts, audiobooks, listening to music, and more can also stream directly to your devices, allowing you to enjoy your favorite hobbies once again.
Today’s hearing aids use the latest in digital technology. Hearing aids work by amplifying sound through a three-part system with four simple components: a microphone, a speaker or receiver, an amplifier and a power supply (batteries). First, the microphone receives sound and converts it to a digital signal. The amplifier then increases the strength of the digital signal. Finally, the speaker projects the amplified sound into the ear.
The goal of hearing aids is to help those with hearing loss better understand speech. When combined with expert speechreading skills (reading lips, taking in facial expressions, body language, and other contextual signs), these visual cues help people with hearing loss gain excellent understanding of speech.
Hearing aid accessories and devices can help bridge the gap between you and the sound source. Hearing aids work by eliminating the effects of distance, noise, and reverberation, bypassing challenging acoustics—sending sound directly to your ears.
Although the primary function of a hearing aid is to make sound louder, it is not the only one. Hearing aids do many things to assist those with hearing loss. Hearing aids measure the amount of amplification needed based on the volume level and quality of the sound. They ensure that all sounds are clear including whispers, your phone or the TV volume. Hearing aids also can filter background noises, making it easier to hear the intended sound.