Advancements in hearing
aid technology


Hearing solutions have improved significantly in the last decade
with functionality that allows the listener to understand speech
in even the most challenging listening environments. All hearing
devices use Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which means that an
analogue signal is converted to a digital one.  The digital signal
can then be precisely manipulated to program and fine tune the
device to a person's hearing pattern. Other features present in
current hearing aid technology include:



Developments in computer
chip circuitry


Computer chips can now adapt sound in different ways allowing the listener
to hear more precisely in challenging listening environments.  Directional
microphones have been around for a long time but they are now able to find
multiple points where sound is coming from and effectively reduce multiple
sources of noise.  Noise reduction, speech enhancement, and automatic
listening programs with environment detection complement the multiband
adaptive directionality to deliver a clean sound and allow the listener to
understand speech even in the presence of noise.



Computer chip circuitry


Developments in computer chips can now adapt sound in different ways allowing
the listener to hear more preciselyin challenging listening environments.
Directional microphones have been around for a long time but they are
now able to find multiple points where sound is coming from and effectively
reduce multiple sources of noise.  Noise reduction, speech enhancement,
and automatic listening programs with environment detection complement
the multi-band adaptive directionality to deliver a clean sound and allow the
listener to understand speech even in the presence of noise.



RIC - Open fit technology


This has been one of the most important developments in hearing aid technology.
Open fit and receiver-in-the-canal devices allow  the canal to remain almost completely
open while delivering sound via a thin wire or tube which connects to a discreet and
ultra small behind the ear device. These devices allow the listener to experience comfort,
excellent cosmetics and pristine sound quality and, depending on the piece in the ear,
they are suitable for the mildest of losses to the most severe.