Digital hearing instruments take the continuous sound wave and break it up into very small, discrete bits of information. This is called digitizing the signal and all digital hearing instruments do this. The very fact that a hearing device is digital does not make it better than a comparable analog device. Beyond just digitizing the sound prior to amplification, there are differences in exactly how various digital hearing devices amplify or process sound. The more sophisticated digital hearing instruments are able to amplify the softest sounds of speech while at the same time subtracting out certain types of unwanted noises. Digital signal processing allows hearing instrument designers to write computer programs, called algorithms that can be customized to each individual's hearing loss. In addition, digital hearing instruments enable important features -- such as dual microphones and low battery warning signals -- to be placed into a small in-the-ear device. It is this potential that makes digital hearing devices so promising for so many hearing losses. Selecting the type of hearing instrument that is right for your hearing loss and unique listening needs requires the guidance of a professional well versed in all of variations of hearing instrument technology.
Expect More from Digital.
Many of our digital hearing aid systems offer the following benefits:
- Precision customization to your individual Hearing Profile
- Improved comprehension of difficult-to-hear speech
- Suppression of many kinds of annoying background noise
- Automatic feedback reduction to help eliminate whistling
- Automatic sound level adjustment, convenient when moving around in a wide range of listening environments
- Auto-directional microphone system which automatically switches to directional mode, focusing on sounds in front of you -- ideal for conversations in noisy environments (optional on several models)
- Variety of pre-set listening programs
- More flexible listening programs for specialized needs or challenging situations