Digital Hearing Aids
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that picks up and amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear. Only about 20% of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Today's hearing aids come in many different shapes and sizes and have achieved CD quality sound. A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and receiver. It receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear.
Digital Hearing Aids
Digital hearing instruments represent the most advanced hearing aid technology. Using its computer processing power, digital hearing instruments are able to analyze sounds and automatically adjust.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles with each having its own advantages. Selecting the best style depends on the severity of hearing loss, the size and shape of the individual’s ear, personal preferences, lifestyle and other factors.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids fit neatly and comfortably behind the ear offering a secure fit with wide flexibility. People with a wide range of hearing losses, from mild to severe, can be fitted with BTE hearing aids.
Open Fit Behind-The-Ear (BTE) / Receiver in the Canal (RIC)
Open Fit and RIC BTE’s combine a virtually invisible behind-the-ear design with all the modern advances of high-end digital technology. This style offers a discrete look with exceptional performance providing some of the most natural sound available.
Comfort styles are also referred to as "semi-contour" or "contour" and typically offer more features and options than smaller instruments.
Cosmetic styles are tiny and virtually invisible when placed in the ear canal.
Hearing Enhancement Products
HearUSA offers a large variety of the latest hearing enhancement products including telecaption devices, pocket talkers, telephone and television (TV) amplifiers, special alarm clocks, doorbells, fire alarms and more. Visit the Hearing Store to see what is available to enhance everyday life for people with hearing loss. If you are uncertain if you or a loved one has a hearing loss, take our Instant Hearing Evaluation or you may quickly Evaluate a Loved One’s Hearing.