Whether you have partial hearing loss or a more complete hearing loss, hearing aids can help you get the most from your days. From coping in challenging listening environments, through to giving you clear sound from your digital and audio devices, these hearing solutions can enhance your quality of life and make it easier for you to tackle everyday interactions.
There is a large variety of hearing aids available, with different styles and features designed to cater to unique needs and lifestyles. All hearing aids are made to increase the volume of the sounds you want to hear – they can make soft sounds more audible or louder sounds more comfortable, giving you a versatile tool to make all sorts of situations easier to handle.
While these clever devices are perfect for improving your hearing, no hearing aid can solve every hearing problem or restore normal hearing. However, they do make a big difference in the lives of many people.
A hearing aid is essentially a miniature amplification system. The following components are typically found in each model:
- A microphone (or two)
- An amplifier with digital signal processing
- A miniature loudspeaker called a receiver
- Either a custom made ear mould or individual shell for custom instruments
- A battery.
The point of difference between brands and models is often the level of technology that goes into each component
Hearing Aid Styles
There are a range of basic designs found across hearing aids.