The most important part of any hearing instrument is the technology inside. Put simply, the more sophisticated the technology the more precise and realistic the listening experience.
Until now, the majority of hearing instruments used either analogue or digital technology to process sound, but the very latest advances in hearing instrument technology have led to the introduction of state-of-the-art hearing instruments with nanotechnology.
Everyone’s hearing difficulties are different but the choice of hearing instruments Today, particularly through private hearing care professionals, is comprehensive enough to provide clearer hearing to everyone. All instruments work on the principles of amplifying sounds received by the ear so they can be transferred to the brain, but hearing instruments differ enormously in their refinement and customising.
The two basic categories of hearing instruments are analogue and digital. A simple way to understand the qualities of these different technologies is to compare them with personal music players. Analogue instruments are from the same generation as cassette tape players.
Digital instruments are from today’s generation of CDs and MP3 players and, being digital, they are capable of exceptionally refined individual adjustments and programming so that they automatically respond to changing conditions. Not surprisingly, thousands of previous users of analogue hearing instruments have already converted to digital hearing instruments.
This is the oldest, simplest and least expensive hearing instrument technology available. Analogue hearing instruments amplify sounds, both speech and noise. Quiet sounds are amplified until they are loud enough to be heard, but loud sounds that are already loud are given less amplification, so you’re protected against uncomfortably loud sound levels. Many of the advanced features which are offered in digital instruments are not available in analogue instruments.
With the advent of digital sound quality, patients were able to experience significantly better sound quality. Digital hearing instruments are embedded with computer chips.
Which allow sound to be amplified at the specific frequencies where hearing loss has occurred. This enables the hearing care professional to customise the hearing instrument to your unique needs, resulting in a more realistic and natural hearing experience.
Digital hearing instruments are also available with wireless technology. These instruments are capable of steaming sound from your TV, radio, MP3 player, computer and even your mobile phone directly to your hearing instrument. They are self learning and gradually and automatically learns your volume control preferences and pinpoints sounds you want to hear while minimising those you don’t.
Beyond digital, this cutting-edge science occurs at the molecular level to further enhance the listening experience and deliver more features than previously possible.
Hearing instruments built with nanotechnology can virtually eliminate several of the most troublesome characteristics of older instruments like feedback and sound artefacts. Other advantages include a seamless transition from one listening environment to the next, improved speech intelligibility, automatic activation to eliminate the need for manual adjustments and near-perfect feedback elimination.
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