Hearing Aid Fitting and Dispensing
How We Can Help You Hear Better
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that fits in or behind your ear and magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. The hearing aid has 3 basic components:
- Microphone – converts sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to the amplifier
- Amplifier – receives electrical signals from the microphone and then increases the power of the signals before sending them to the speaker
- Speaker – receives magnified electrical signals from the amplifier then sends the amplified sounds to the ear.
With today’s hearing aid technology, you’ll be able to hear the way nature intended. Whether you’re having a quiet conversation one on one or in a location with background noise such as a restaurant or party, today’s hearing aid technology will allow your hearing aid to automatically adjust to your listening environment.
A common myth is wearing a hearing aid will restore your hearing to normal. That is not true. Hearing aids can improve your hearing, however, by amplifying soft sounds and reducing loud background noises. And with practice, a hearing aid will bring sounds back into your hearing world that you haven’t heard in a long while.