Features in Hearing Aids
Additional Hearing Aid Features Depending on the Type Purchased
Eartech Audiology also offers many accessory products to help you intuitively adapt to your ever-changing environment. This extraordinary new line of hearing devices is built with the power and speed of the latest in technology.
Your professional Audiologist will help determine the products and accompanying features for your hearing needs. And any additional accessories or hearing devices you may need.
Active Feedback Intercept (AFI)
The top-rated feedback canceller on the market today, AFI virtually eliminates whistling, squealing and other irritating feedback sounds, as well as the sound artifacts many feedback cancellers leave behind.
This technology enables seamless transitions from one sound environment to the next, and adjusts automatically. With this state-of-the-art feature, you can move from a crowded restaurant to a taxi to home without ever making a manual adjustment.
Directional Speech Detector
Even in the noisiest crowd conditions, this technology continuously monitors environments and adjusts for clearer speech.
Automatic Telephone Response
This helpful feature detects the presence of an analog (standard) telephone signal and switches to phone setting automatically.
Advances in digital technology have enabled hearing aids to become like mini-computers, performing millions of calculations and adjustments in a flash. They can do so much more and are significantly smaller than even a few years ago. And their ability to automatically adapt to changing environments and reproduce sound more naturally is truly incredible. These are not your father’s hearing aids!
Modern hearing aids often have advanced features like:
- Multiple Channels of Compression – This helps restore soft speech sounds.
- Expansion – Minimizes annoying and unwanted softer sounds (like fans).
- Automatic Feedback Reduction – A newer option that automatically controls annoying whistling sounds often noticed in older hearing aids.
- Digital Noise Reduction – Minimizes the annoyance of loud, sharp sounds and the discomfort and anxiety of trying to listen in noisy places.
- Directional Microphones – Helps the user focus on the sounds they want to hear by reducing sounds which originate from the background. This often makes it easier to understand conversations in noisy environments.
- Input Signal Classification & Automatic Program Switching – Recognizes the type of listening situation you’re in and automatically adjusts to the optimal settings for that situation.
- Trainable Volume Control – The hearing aid automatically calculates volume settings and resets itself based on previous use.