Analog Hearing Aids help transform sound signals into amplified electrical signals and have many different programs your hearing care professional can set using a computer. From a quiet, less noisy environment to a crowded more busy area such as a restaurant or large social function to a stadium filled with cheering fans, the different program settings allow the user to select the program that works for that environment. Analog hearing aids also tend to be less expensive.
Digital Hearing Aids convert sound waves into a digital code that analyzes and adjusts the sound to your hearing loss level while also incorporating the level of sounds around you. These digital codes are then converted into sound waves that have been magnified enough for the user to be able to hear. More than 95% of all hearing aids sold are digital largely because these devices offer the most advanced technology available in hearing aids today. Digital hearing aids tend to cost more.