What You Need to Know About PSAPs and Hearing Aids
Here are three important differences between the two products.
Difference #1: Class of Product
PSAPs are basic sound amplifiers for those who do not have hearing loss. The FDA does not regulate them. On the other hand, hearing aids are FDA-regulated medical devices that are customized to your specific hearing loss.
Difference #2: Amplification Style
PSAPs amplify all sounds—even those you don’t want to hear. This can actually damage (instead of help) your hearing. In contrast, hearing aids use advanced technology to selectively amplify the sounds you need to hear, while reducing background noise and feedback. (Learn more about how hearing aids work.)
Difference #3: Fit & Features
PSAPs are only available in standard settings. Typically, they are one size fits all. Hearing aids, however, can be custom-programmed by a Miracle-Ear hearing care specialist to suit your specific hearing loss and listening needs. They can also be custom-molded for a secure and ultra-comfortable fit.If you have more questions about the hearing solution that’s best for you or a loved one, make an appointment for a free hearing evaluation today.