Top 5 Hearing Aid Features

Digital Noise/Feedback Reduction

This familiar feature is responsible for providing the crisp and natural listening experience offered by modern hearing aids. Traditional hearing aids used to simply amplify nearby sounds using analog technology. However, today’s microphones convert incoming sound to a digital signal before it reaches your ears. By filtering out background noise from the surroundings, you will be able to enjoy the sounds of nature better and prevent communication issues.

Directional Microphones

Rather than simply picking up all the acoustics in an area, the most current hearing aids are built with special microphones. These special microphones home in on the sounds coming from where your attention is directed. For example, someone sitting in a crowded restaurant can tune out the chatter of their neighbors and isolate the sound of the person they are talking to.

Bluetooth® Streaming and Telecoil/T-switch

To provide the most accessible and hands-off experience possible, today’s hearing aids allow wearers to connect to countless audio sources at the click of a button. You have to simply pair your hearing aids with a smartphone, laptop, television, or other device using built-in Bluetooth technology. This will ensure that you have high-quality audio from phone calls, movies, and more streamed directly into your ear. For when you are in public spaces, there is also the convenient Telecoil/T-switch feature that allows you to connect to a hearing loop installed in places such as concert halls, places of worship, sporting arenas, and more.

Binaural Processing

When a patient with hearing loss is fitted with two hearing aids, the binaural processing feature allows both devices to communicate with each other and synchronize their settings. For instance, in an area where the wind is blowing only into one ear, both hearing aids will compensate by mirroring the clearer audio signal to the other unit, preventing miscommunications and delays.

Automatic Programming

While automatic programming is only available on high-end hearing aids, it is one of the most impressive features. This function allows a hearing aid to analyze the acoustic features of a listening environment and make automatic adjustments in order to eliminate background noise and provide a clear sound. With the aid of artificial intelligence technology, this feature learns your listening habits and lifestyle over time and adjusts itself accordingly. So, you can spend less time worrying about your hearing aids and more time enjoying your newly restored hearing.