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Analog or Digital Hearing Aids. Which is Better?
Once you have met with an audiologist for a hearing evaluation and it has been determined that you do in fact have hearing loss to some degree, you need to decide, perhaps with the help of a hearing instrument specialist, whether you will be using an analog or digital hearing aid. All hearing aids have components that are similar: a microphone that picks up sound, circuitry to amplify sound, a receiver that delivers the sound into the ear canal, and hearing aid batteries to provide power. Now, the main difference between an analog and a digital hearing aid is in the technology used to convert sound for the hearing aid wearer. Analog hearing aids tend to translate all sounds louder, not distinguishing between environments, although they can be programmed to different settings by the user.
How A Digital Hearing Aid Works
A digital hearing aid, with the aid of a computer chip, duplicates a sound by converting sound waves into digital signals that are then re-converted into sound closer to the ear drum. The technology used offers more precise sound composition contained in computer chip analysis of loudness and pitch array easily programmed to accommodate varying degrees of hearing loss.
Styles of Digital Hearing Aids
With a variety of style types in both the analog and digital hearing aid, you will find one other major difference, and that is in the price, as the price of hearing aids can range from $600 to more than $2,000 for a digital hearing aid. Some brands are obviously more expensive than others, and when you make your selection you should note that pricier does not necessarily mean better for you. What you want to do is discuss the best options for you in a digital hearing aid with your hearing specialist, audiologist, and hearing instrument professional, who can explain and demonstrate the wide range of differences between analog and digital hearing aid, as well as demonstrate the various features that may include noise reduction, microphone zoom, multiple channels, listening programs, and compatibility with mobile devices such as cell phones, MP3s, and even Bluetooth wireless technology. While some people will find all these features absolutely essential to fit their lifestyle, others will find them cumbersome preferring to go for simpler.
Digital Hearing Aids in Utah
Ultimately, the decision is yours, and getting the advice of a professional will be of great assistance to you during the selection of the best fitting digital hearing aid for your lifestyle requirements. One piece of advice to take to heart is that cheaper models found online may be a waste of time and money, as you find yourself having to invest in another analog or digital hearing aid to compensate for some inadequacies you found in the less expensive brands. It may be best to invest time to meet with a hearing specialist and money purchasing the best fitting digital hearing aid for you. In the end, you need to decide what is best for you based on your time constraints and budget.
Digital Hearing Aid Features & Quality Issues
While you shop around consider value, that is, features and quality in comparison to cost, keeping in mind that there will be a period of adjustment you will have to go through. A good support system that includes a loving family member, friend, and a professional, dependable hearing specialist makes the adjustment period and whole experience of becoming a hearing aid wearer easier to digest. Here is a list of the brands (some have more advanced technologies and features than others) you may want to consider researching:
You will be able to find many of these brands at online stores like Hearing Planet, eBay, and offline at Sears, Costco, and Walmart.
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