Hearing Aid Technology: What’s New in 2019

Analog vs. Digital Hearing Aids a Revolution in Hearing Aids

Computers smartphones and most other high-tech devices have advanced significantly in just the last couple of years and hearing aids have been no different. Thanks to more detailed research faster processors smarter features and better designs. Today’s hearing aids are worlds away from hearing aids of just ten years ago.

The revolution in hearing aids happened about a decade ago when technology transitioned from analog to digital. Analog amplified all sounds equally but digital technology such as Ultimate Ears UE Pro made hearing aids smarter giving them the ability to amplify meaningful sounds like speech while making background noise less important. Increased precision comfort and clarity were just the beginning of the benefits that digital technology enabled.

Connecting all your devices to your hearing aids

Noisy places like restaurants and social gatherings are a challenge for people with hearing loss. Today’s hearing aids remedy that with directional technology that focuses on the closest voices while suppressing the noises around you. Technology has also virtually eliminated feedback like buzzing and whistling. Enabled automatic adjustment to your listening environment. And made working with today’s phones seamless. Hearing aids have gone Wireless as well.

Today wireless sound from your TV computer mp3 player or phone can be sent right to your ears at a volume you control. Direct connections like this result in richer sound meaning you can listen at a volume you want without having to turn the volume up loud in the room. Digital technology has also made it possible for all these new features and benefits to fit in a smaller device. Some are so tiny that they rest completely in your ear canal virtually undetectable when worn.

Today’s hearing aids come in a range of styles let’s take a look at what’s available:

  • The invisible in the canal option rests in the second Bend of the ear canal making it virtually undetectable to others.
  • The completely in the canal hearing aid has only a tiny plastic handle showing outside of the canal.
  • The in the canal model has a custom ear mold that fits in the canal a smaller portion shows in the outer ear
  • The in the ear hearing aid has a custom ear mold that fits within the outer portion of the ear.
  • The receiver in Canal is small discreet and quick to fit it’s perfect for many first-time wearer’s.
  • The behind the ear style is the world’s most common available in regular mini or power.

As you can see there are many styles and options available to fit your lifestyle. To try the latest advancements talk to your hearing aid specialist.