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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

Hearing aids are tiny digital devices that are designed to process and amplify sounds for people who suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids or not just for the elderly, but can be worn by children and young adults as well. However, only about 5 in 10 people with hearing loss can benefit from a hearing aid.

Hearing aids have the following basic components:

  • Microphone: The microphone picks up sound and converts it to an electrical signal that gets sent to the amplifier.
  • Amplifier: The amplifier takes these electric signals from the microphone and amplifies them before they are sent to the transmitter.
  • Transmitter: The transmitter, or speaker, takes the electrical signal and changes it into sound, passing it into the ear.

Different Types of Electronics Used in Hearing Aids

Older man getting a hearing aidNot all hearing aids work the same way. There are two primary types of technology for hearing aids:

Analog

Analog hearing aids convert sounds from the microphone to electric signals. These types of hearing aids can be programmed to meet your specific needs according to the recommendations of your audiologist. Analog hearing aids can be programmed for different sound environments, from small rooms to large amphitheaters. They are the more affordable type of hearing aid.

Digital

Instead of electric signals, digital hearing aids convert sound into numerical code. The numerical code includes information about the pitch and volume of the sound it is receiving and can be programmed to amplify certain sounds over others. The digital circuitry allows for more flexibility for the user but can be more expensive.

Find the Right Hearing Aid for You

At Central Coast Audiology, Inc., we offer a wide range of hearing aids for individuals who are affected by moderate to severe hearing loss. Our Monterey audiologist is dedicated to helping you find the right type of hearing aid for your hearing issues, taking into account your lifestyle and personal needs.

If you are in need of a hearing aid, call our office at (831) 216-1281 to make an appointment.

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