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Hearing Aids 101: Three Things to Know

How do hearing aids work?

Hearing aids, in theory, are basic for all they offer. There are three parts to a hearing aid:

  1. Microphone
  2. Amplifier
  3. Speaker

The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier then boosts the power of the signals and sends them to the ear through a speaker. Beltone offers different hearing aids for different levels of hearing loss and lifestyle. Click here to learn more.

What are hearing aid stores?

At Beltone, our hearing care services are offered in our brick and mortar stores across the country. Within these stores, you can speak with Hearing Care Practitioners about your hearing health, receive a free hearing screening, buy hearing aids and batteries. Click here to find a Beltone location near you.

What are digital hearing aids?

Digital technology has brought much advancement to hearing aids. Today’s digital hearing aids offer more than just one listening program. The different programs can help in a variety of listening situations such as hearing when there is background noise, listening to music and hearing on the telephone. Even more impressive, digital hearing aids can automatically change between the programs as the wearer moves from one listening situation to another.

Prior to 1987, hearing aids featured analog technology. During the 1990’s, most hearing aid manufacturers were offering digital hearing aids. As of present day, analog hearing technology is nearly obsolete.

Comment below if you have any other questions regarding hearing aids!
Amy Duvall
Amy Duvall is a Digital Marketing Consultant at Beltone. She enjoys spending lots of time with her two kids and husband while she's not "helping the world hear better." She also enjoys watching classy reality TV shows like The Real Housewives of Whatever City and old Dateline reruns.

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