Sounds are Quieter and Clearer With Digital Hearing Aids
Analog hearing aids are very different from digital hearing aids. Analog hearing aids will amplify every sound you hear at the same volume, which makes it challenging for users to hear the person they are talking to if there is too much background noise. Digital hearing aids are more sophisticated with advanced technology. These devices can block out most of the background noise, which makes it easier for users to hear when other people are talking to them.
A digital hearing aid’s reduction of background noise will have new users notice sounds that appeared to be loud with their amplifiers, are now subdued. You might think that the hearing aids aren’t functioning properly, or the volume isn’t loud enough. Remain calm. Carefully listen to someone as they speak in a noisy environment. As long as the digital hearing devices are properly programmed, and you have them on the right setting, you should be able to hear that person better than when you wore the analog hearing aids.
People’s Voices and Other Noises will not Sound the Same
When you make the change from analog to digital hearing aids, be ready to hear things differently. This is especially true if you wear an earlier model of analog hearing aids. With digital hearing aids, voices - your own and other people’s - will sound different. They may be higher-pitched, but easier to comprehend. It might be different from how you heard things before, and it will take time to adjust to this new way of hearing.
Get a Professional to Program the Digital Hearing Aids
When your hearing aid provider receives your hearing aids, they will program the devices based on the results of your hearing test. After wearing them for a few months, you may need a few re-programming adjustments that work for you in order to get the most use out of them.
If you, or a loved one, are currently using analog hearing aids and want to make the switch to digital hearing aids, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of brands, which include: HANSATON, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, Signia, Starkey, Unitron and Widex.
Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require repairs, re-fittings and new hearing aid fittings. If you are having any problems with your hearing aids, or need supplies for your hearing aids, please call us before visiting one of our offices.