How Hearing Aids Work

A hearing aid is a highly technological device that can empowers you to hear better days and live your best life. Our line of hearing aids is specially created to amplify selectively- helping to cut down on the background noise of the sounds we most want to hear. The hearing aids then process the sounds to remove other distractions and create clearer sounds, which are easier to hear and understand. This highly sophisticated communication device is programmed by your hearing care professional to meet your specific needs. Take a look at the main components of a hearing aid.

Microphone

Sound enters through the directional microphone system. The directional microphones focus on conversations and improve speech understanding in the presence of noise.

 

Digital Chip

The digital chip, also known as “the brain” of a hearing aid, analyzes and converts sound to deliver the optimal high definition digital sound quality. This part reduces unwanted background noise and cancels feedback.
 

Amplifier

The built-in amplifier analyzes and boosts the sound from the digital signal processor. This where the sounds of music, or speech, get an extra boost in order to give a more natural listening experience.
 

Receiver

The receiver (or speaker) sends sound through the receiver wire to the ear. The adjustable ear piece is fully customizable to fit comfortably in the ear canal. Our most popular RIC model is versatile, discreet and can be personalized for your specific needs.
 

Battery Compartment

Many hearing aid models are powered by a zinc-air battery or NiMH rechargeable batteries. The battery door acts as an on/off switch for the hearing aid. A lot of today's hearing aids, however, are powered off of litium-ion batteries with a built-in power cell, meaning you don't have to worry about changing batteries and this battery compartment won't be presetn.
 

Rocker Switch

The rocker switch controls a hearing aid’s settings. It can be used to adjust volume, change programs or change the span of the directional focus. The hearing aid can work completely automatically, without the need for any controls or the programmable switch can be utilized.

At Miracle-Ear, we believe our hearing aids stand out in quality, reliability and warranty. Each device comes with software that a certified hearing care professional will use to customize the hearing aid to your specific lifestyle and listening needs.

Because the ear-brain connection changes as you begin hearing new tones and sounds, we pay close attention and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your hearing aids are working perfectly to allow for easier listening.

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A hearing aid is a highly technological device that empowers you to hear better days and live your best life. You’ll find 5 basic components: a microphone, a digital chip, an amplifier, a receiver and a battery. This highly sophisticated communication device is programmed by your hearing care professional to meet your specific needs. Download to learn more!

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