Hearing aids and background noise: Overcoming the battle

                     Hearing aids are the medical devices often prescribed as a treatment for people with hearing impairment. Although hearing aids are not a cure that can reverse hearing loss, these are devices that are able to provide a potentially life-changing improvement to your hearing. How to choose the right hearing aid is always a query for many people until they meet a professional audiologist. A person can only choose the right hearing aid only with proper guidelines and explanations because it is based on certain criteria.

The main criteria to select a suitable hearing aid are

  • Degree of hearing loss
  • Type of hearing loss
  • Lifestyle
  • Style of hearing aids
  • Features of hearing aids

Hearing aids are designed based on each of these factors. There are certain ranges, types, styles, and features of hearing aids.

                  Different styles of Hearing aids are mainly, Behind the Ear (BTE), Receiver in the Canal (RIC), In the Ear (ITE), In the canal (ITC), Completely in the canal (CIC), Invisible in the ear (IIC) and the degree of hearing loss can be fitted is different for each of these styles.

                 One of the most important among these is the technology levels, which consist of the clarity of speech and the quality of background noise reduction. Basically, there are 4 levels, starting from entry-level, which have rare background noise reduction, and those recommended mainly for quiet lifestyles. The next level is the standard level, this hearing aids are recommended for one who lives a casual lifestyle with limited background noise surrounded. Another level is the advanced level, have good background noise reduction with automatic scenes mostly preferred by people with active lifestyles. Lastly, the highest among them is the premium level, which is specially designed with separate chips to detect noise and speech. Those who live a very active lifestyle must consider only the premium models, not only because of strong noise reduction and speech intelligibility there are other advanced technological features like directionality, Bluetooth direct streaming, etc, also included.

                    Some of the latest brands in hearing aid example Signia, their latest platform Ax includes a special and separate processor for detecting and resolving background noise in any situation and surroundings with natural effects. Dynamic noise cancellation is a spatial noise cancellation feature that also works in the principle of directional focus to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in challenging situations.

                    Hearing aids are capable of processing and delivering crisp natural sound, brilliant speech understanding, and personalized noise canceling. In addition, each hearing aid can be controlled via their specific mobile applications. This includes a personalized program for noisy environments. While switching the program to a noisy environment a person can experience even more pleasant full hearing in a challenging noisy situation. It also has a tap control feature to switch programs, answer phone calls, stream or pause music, and activate voice assistance just by simply tapping your hearing aids.

           The addition of ultra-focus features in the premium models can be activated by users and is ideal for one-to-one conversation in very noisy environments, with the help of artificial intelligence technology integrated into the hearing aids, a lot of benefits to overcome such battles. Mainly will be scanning the environment automatically, and making changes on the spot to help users hear clearer when they need it most. Users can hear speech comfortably even in busy and noisy settings with unwanted noise suppressed.

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