The term DIGITAL is used so often today, it can be confusing. When
the term "digital" is used when referring to hearing aids, it generally
means the hearing aid is 100% digital. In other words, the hearing
aid is indeed a "complete computer". 100% digital hearing aids have
been commercially available since the mid-1990s and they are wonders
of modern technology. 100% digital hearing aids can process sound
using incredibly fast speeds. Interestingly, most 100% digital hearing
aids have some analog components, such as the microphone and the
receiver. 100% digital hearing aids transform analog information
into a digital signal and process the sound to maximize the speech
information you want to hear, while minimizing the amplification
of sounds you do not want to hear.
Digital technology is tremendous and it allows the audiologist maximal
control over the sound quality and loudness of the hearing aid.
Importantly, digital technology allows the audiologist to tailor
or customize the sound of your hearing aids to what you need and
want to hear. In summary, if you want the best technology -- get
100% digital hearing aids.
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