Digital Vs Analogue Hearing Aids
Many people are choosing to convert from the traditional method of hearing aids to the more innovative method of digital hearing aids. Studies prove that digital hearing aids provide higher quality sound than any other form of hearing aid on the market, producing better listening experiences for the user. In order to distinguish which form is more effective, you must first fully understand the concepts of both methods of hearing.
Analogue hearing aids convert sound into electrical waves. Although analogue methods are known to produce accurate sound readings, they do not produce sounds as accurate as digital hearing aids. Digital hearing aids convert sound waves using exact mathematical calculations which ultimately produce an exact duplicate of the sound. As a result, the sound quality produced by digital hearing aids is considerably higher than the quality of sound produced by analogue versions.
If digital hearing aids are so much more effective than analogue hearing aids then why are some individuals still using the analogue type? The answer is simple - digital hearing aids are significantly more expensive than analogue models and most people can simply not afford such high prices for these products. Analogue hearing aids usually cost anywhere from $200 to $1000 (or possibly more), whereas digital hearing aids can cost between $800 and $2000 (or possibly more). That being said, digital methods of hearing can potentially cost the user twice as much as analogue versions.
If you suffer from hearing loss (or know someone who does) you would probably agree that better quality hearing is worth the extra money you may have to pay. Digital hearing aids provide the user with additional features which analogue models cannot produce. The following is a list of features and functions produced by digital hearing aids:
1. Digital hearing aids translate sound into digital codes and calculations. This ultimately produces a higher quality of sound than any other hearing aid method available on the market.
2. Digital hearing aids can be custom designed to suit the needs of each individual user and the requirements of their hearing loss.
3. Digital hearing aids are available in super-small models which make it virtually impossible for others to see.
Digital hearing aids provide a better listening experience for the user by providing a more accurate sound. Digital hearing aids do no produce any of the static-like sounds that some analogue versions are known to produce. This innovation has provided many individuals with better quality hearing in the past few decades and is likely to continue to do so for many years to come.
About the Author: Jason Mills is retired from a long career in photography and spends much of his free time supporting and informing those who have suffered hearing loss - no matter how young or old. In his spare time, he can be found working as a contributing writer on Hearing Aids 101 ( http://www.hearingaids101.com )