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What are Hearing Aids?

What are Hearing Aids?

Written By Michael B. Knapp 12/2/2013

Hearing aids are battery-powered, micro-electronic medical devices that make hearing and understanding speech easier for people with a hearing loss. Hearing aids consist of miniature microphone(s), a digital amplification processor, and a receiver, or speaker. 

The microphones pick up sounds in your listening environment and turns them into digitized-signals at hundreds of millions of calculations per second. These digitized-signals are processed by a micro-computerized-amplifier that selectively amplifies the acoustic-signals. The receivers are very small speaker systems that change the digitized-signals back into sounds, and deliver the sounds to the wearer’s ear in his or her programmed levels.

Hearing aid technology has become extremely sophisticated. Today’s digital hearing aids amplify soft sounds to make them audible, just like hearing aids of the past, but are able to provide many advantages over past technology. These technological improvements include features that protect wearer’s ears to ensure that sudden loud sounds, like a door slamming, are not too loud. Today’s ‘sound-classifiers’ automatically adjust the characteristics of the hearing aid based on the sounds in the wearer’s listening environment, which are performed seamlessly without the wearer even noticing. And, even features that allow the wearer to wirelessly talk on cell phone, or listen to television, and have the sound amplified in his or her programmed levels to meet their individual listening needs.

​​New Way Hearing Aids® offers a new unique experience in hearing healthcare. We treat every patient as a special individual to fit your personal needs. 

We are not just about fitting hearing aids. We are about comprehensive hearing rehabilitation. Effective communication and interaction is the main goal for all our patients.

Our Hearing Clinics are multi-line, which deal direct with the leading hearing aid manufacturers in the world. This means we can accommodate any hearing loss, lifestyle and budget, and we are also aligned with most insurances carriers.

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