How a hearing aid works
In all Hearing Aids you will find 5 basic components; Microphone(s), an Amplifier, a Speaker, a Power Source (battery) and a Computer Chip. The microphone collects the sound from the environment, the computer chip along with the amplifier converts the incoming sound into an electrical signal. It then analyses and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of sound around you. The amplified sounds are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through the speaker.
Although all hearing aids have a similar construction, there can be significant differences in the quality of sound capture and speech understanding between different devices. The higher the quality of the hearing aid, the more natural the listening experience will be.
Hearing aid features
Today’s Hearing Aids come with a wide range of personalisation options and features depending on your preference and budget. Some of the features available in our product range include:
- Bluetooth connection to mobile devices such as iPhone or Android
- Rechargeable options
- Wind noise reduction
- Directional Microphones (increased benefit in background noise)
- Option to Stream TV directly to the hearing aids via accessory
What to choose?
During your aid discussion you will discuss with your hearing care professional all the different hearing aid styles and options available that best fit your specific hearing loss. In order for you to assist in the decision making process you will need to ask your self 3 key questions.
- Where do i need the most help with my hearing? (Work, Restaurants, Cafe, Sports Club, TV etc.)
- What features do i want? (Rechargeable, bluetooth streaming, accessories etc.)
- What is my budget?
The final step is to choose which hearing device you wish to trial, remembering we offer a 30 Day money back guarantee on all hearing aids to ensure you are 100% happy before committing to your new devices.