5 Reasons Why Digital Hearing Aids Are Right For You


Are you hard of hearing, or is a member of your family hard of hearing? Are you currently shopping around for a new hearing aid? Here are some reasons to consider purchasing digital hearing aids:

Analog vs. digital hearing aids: An analog hearing aid does nothing but amplify the sound it receives, like turning up the volume on a television set. However, many people have hearing loss only in certain frequencies. Making everything louder may not do much to help, if this the case for you. The frequencies you can hear will still drown out the ones that you have difficulty hearing. In contrast, digital hearing aids are able to filter and amplify specific frequencies.

Speech & noise filtering: Depending on your level of hearing loss, your new digital hearing aids may even completely change the frequency, or pitch, of some sounds so that you are able to hear them better. Although you'll notice an improvement in most sounds, most digital hearing aids will be adjusted to focus on the clarity of speech. If you have been using cheaper analog hearing aids, you'll probably be surprised at hearing voices that you haven't been able to hear clearly in years.

Different programming modes: Digital hearing aids are essentially compact computers that you wear in your ears. This allows them to automatically adjust for different social situations. For example, a quiet dinner has different filtering requirements than a noisy sporting event. This will improve both your comfort and enjoyment, wherever you are.

Made just for you: Unlike analog hearing aids, digital hearing aids are made just for you. They will be professionally adjusted to give you the best clarity possible, in the widest range of frequencies. Your audiologist may ask you to make two or three appointments, so that they can fine-tune the programming and frequencies that your digital hearing aids use.

Smaller and better than ever: In the past, hearing aids were often bulky and cumbersome. Batteries could die at the most inopportune times. However, modern digital hearing aids are so small as to be practically invisible while being worn. This helps improve their comfort, since you'll barely even notice that you're wearing them. Their small size also helps improve battery life, giving you more time between battery changes.

Improved battery life means that you'll no longer have to miss out on important life events; you'll hear everything clearly and be able to participate along with everyone else. (For more information, contact Beltone Hearing Care Center)


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Making Changes With Vision Therapy

When my daughter began having academic problems in school and acting out, I knew that something wasn’t right. Her teachers wanted me to put her on ADD medications, but I didn’t think that that was the right course for us. I had serious doubts that ADD was what was causing her problems. I took her to several different specialists before discovering that her issues in school were actually do to a visual processing problem. The doctor recommended vision therapy, not medication, to help correct the problem and get her back on track. The exercises are really starting to pay off, and she’s showing great improvement.