Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing aid technology has come a long way since their invention in 1920. Today’s hearing aid devices are now smaller and more comfortable than ever and offer a wide variety of features and functions that were unimaginable even just a few years ago.
Bay Area Audiology offers a comprehensive selection of hearing aid devices that integrate a variety of different technological advances depending on your needs. Our expert audiologists can help you decide which features and functionalities would benefit you, and they might include:
Softening Loud Sounds
Older generations of hearing aids were often difficult to use because if you turned them up enough to hear words and voices, environmental sounds would become too loud for comfort. During the fitting process, modern hearing aids can be programmed to automatically adjust to incoming sound so that you will never have to worry about turning your hearing aid up and down to accommodate different sounds.
Digital Noise Filtering
One of the most difficult things for people experiencing hearing loss is distinguishing voices in the presence of background noise. With the advanced digital noise filtering technologies that come standard in most modern hearing aids, your device will distinguish between ambient noise and the sounds of speech and automatically lower the volume of unwanted background noises.
If you love high-tech gadgets and always want to be connected, a hearing device equipped with wireless technology might be perfect for you. Wireless hearing aids come with many benefits, including:
- Allow you to listen to Bluetooth-enabled devices through your hearing aid
- Control adjustments with a remote
- And more!
A hearing aid that features a directional microphone will allow you to hone in on the voice of the person that you’re listening to. By giving you the ability to focus your hearing, you will be able to better understand speech in the presence of distracting background noise.
Older hearing aids were plagued by issues with feedback, which creates a high-pitched whistling that is both annoying and embarrassing. Modern hearing aid devices integrate feedback suppression technology which can completely eliminate the problem of whistling.