Hearing Aid Technology
Digital Hearing Instruments represent the most advanced technology available today. These instruments actually contain a computer chip that is programmed by a computer. This offers the best way currently available to match a particular hearing loss with the most prescriptive amplification needed. Complete flexibility and amazing fine-tuning capability are among the many benefits. This unique technology separates the incoming sound into bands and channels; and processes each band and channel independently. This class of hearing instruments utilizes separate circuit paths to independent process different frequency regions of sound. This is the most advanced technology that allows the most precise prescriptive fitting available today.
Spatial Sound represents your own personal “sound compass”. Wherever you go, your sound environment changes. But when all sounds seem to be coming from everywhere at once it can be difficult to keep up. To decide whether a particular sound is relevant and needs your attention you need to know WHAT it is and WHERE it is coming from. You need to know WHO is speaking to you and WHERE, so you can focus your attention on WHAT is being said. This type of technology acts on one central processing unit to help coordinate sound for a more stable, realistic and comfortable listening experience.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human-like intelligence and/or behaviors within machines — such as computers. Artificial Intelligence applies multi-dimensional, intelligent solutions to complex problems. This system is designed to work in progressive optimization of the signal with the focus on the speech. The unity of one single processing goal ensures that all systems are working in synergy and not in opposition. This system constantly evaluates the incoming signal and makes specific changes to give the best signal processing approach that is applied at that moment.
Hearing aids now combine digital technology and bluetooth technology to change the way hearing aid users stay connected. Sound is no longer only delivered as sound waves moving through air, but delivered directly to their hearing aids wirelessly from a variety of audio devices. Using wireless connectivity with the use of a “streamer” device, individuals are now able to connect across a variety of platforms. Television, landline telephone, cell, PDA, MP3 player and other wireless devices are all accessible.
Binaural Synchronization provides stability and balance to the sound impression produced by two enabling the right and left hearing instruments to work together in a harmonized way. The input obtained from both instruments is shared so that important adjustments concerning signal processing are based on this combined intelligence, allowing for symmetrical steering of functions such as digital noise reduction and directional technology. User commands regarding volume control and program selection are also transmitted wirelessly between the hearing instruments, maintaining symmetrical function and optimizing day-to-day individual efficiency (e.g., only one button has to be pushed to adjust both instruments).