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Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids near me There are many types of hearing aids, including behind-the-ear (BTE) devices. These are custom-fitted to your ear. The device contains a microphone that picks up sounds, a computer chip with an amplifier, and a speaker that amplifies sound to send to the ear.

Digital hearing aids are the most popular, and they process audio signals using digital technology before sending them to a speaker. These devices can automatically adjust to a variety of listening environments, making speech and other sounds louder based on your hearing loss and the level of surrounding noise.

Wireless connectivity helps you stream phone calls, music, podcasts and more from your smartphone, tablet or other devices directly into your hearing aid. Some hearing aids are Bluetooth-equipped, allowing you to connect to your wireless device and use it as a remote for controlling volume or changing programs.

T-coil technology makes it possible to listen in places with a hearing loop, such as theaters or auditoriums. When the T-coil is turned on, a speaker’s voice is amplified significantly more than background noise, so you can hear other people talking even when they are far away.

Synchronization allows two hearing aids to work together so that adjustments made to one hearing aid’s volume or programs will also be applied to the other, reducing confusion when trying to change settings.

The right hearing aid for you depends on a variety of factors, including the type and severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle and your manual dexterity (the ability to manipulate a device with your fingers or hands). A good fit is the most important factor in choosing a hearing aid, and it’s vital to try out different styles before committing to one.

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