How Technology Can Come to Your Rescue If You Are Losing Your Hearing

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There's nothing worse than straining to hear people talk during the course of a day-to-day conversation. This may be a sign that you are starting to lose your hearing, which is often associated with advancing age. Yet you don't need to suffer, as there have been many improvements in recent times due to advances in technology. Products that you can use today are not the same as in your parent's generation. What innovations should you explore in order to help your hearing?

Advanced Processors

There have been many changes in the way that sound is processed within the hearing aid itself. Today, any sound signals are instantly converted digitally, before they are transformed into waves of sound pressure that are extremely accurate. This technology not only makes a signal very precise, but it cuts down on a lot of that unwanted noise. The quality is much higher and there is a significant reduction in whistling at high frequencies.

The processor used in the device itself is so advanced these days that it can determine the type of sound source being received and automatically amplify whatever is important. Consequently, it is able to determine the difference between the noise made by a nearby car engine and the sound made by somebody speaking. It will decrease one and amplify the other.

Not only can this new technology generally block out a constant background noise, but it can instantly dampen a sudden sound, such as a blaring car horn. This is known as "impulse" reduction and allows the user to engage in a perfectly normal conversation, even in the most dynamic of environments.

Cutting out Feedback

Those who may have used hearing aids from the past may have recalled with some discomfort what happens during electronic feedback. If another electronic device was introduced to the area, this would cause a whistling noise or even a highly pitched squeal. This was particularly troublesome whenever lifting a cell phone to the ear, for example. Today, a special device is programmed to instantly detect the likelihood of this type of feedback and create an equal and opposite reaction to cancel it out. This specific type of signal will then be retained within the device's memory and instantly served up, should the situation arise again.

Dynamic Microphone

The microphones contained within the device are similarly advanced today. They are so sophisticated that they are able to determine the exact location of the person you are talking to and "zero in" for best effect. The microphone can adjust itself dynamically, even if the subject is walking and may be surrounded by many other people engaged in their own conversations.


19 July 2016

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Hey there. My name is Wade, and I have been a first aid volunteer for the past twenty years. Most weekends you will find me at football games, rodeos, agricultural shows or fun runs. I really love being able to help at these events and provide the necessary level of assistance. As a first responder, my medical role is very limited, but, many injured people do contact me to give thanks after they recover. This has further sparked my interest in health and medicine. I love watching medical shows and reading basic texts to gain a greater understanding of particular medical problems. I'm sure there are others like me who take an amateur interest in health and medical matters. I started this blog to share intriguing information I come across. I hope you find my topics fascinating and instructive. Thank you for dropping by.