BrainHearing takes the research and design process for hearing technology in an entirely new direction, founded on the concept that hearing actually occurs in the brain, not in the ears.
Melville, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2015
Island Better Hearing is proud to offer its patients the groundbreaking Oticon hearing aids made with BrainHearing™ technology. BrainHearing takes the research and design process for hearing technology in an entirely new direction, founded on the concept that hearing actually occurs in the brain, not in the ears.
Traditional hearing aids, designed with the ear in mind, are in essence miniature amplifiers, increasing the signal strength of sound and pushing it into the ear. The problem with this approach is that it ignores the way the brain process and perceives sound. By amplifying all sounds and frequencies, including the ones someone with hearing loss can already hear well, the brain becomes overloaded, fatigued, and confused.
In contrast, BrainHearing technology amplifies only the sounds and frequencies those with a hearing loss have trouble hearing or wish to pay attention to. By dynamically modifying sound before amplification, Oticon hearing aids send a modified signal to your ear in a way that the brain can efficiently process. These modified signals enable the user to organize sounds, orient to the environment, hear better in noisy settings, understand speech more clearly, switch focus, and listen according to personal preferences.
Oticon hearing aids with BrainHearing technology achieve this with four key features:
1. Speech Guard E safeguards the sound of speech, allowing the user to hear conversations even in the presence of loud background noise.
2. Spatial Sound allows the user to locate the source of sounds and orient to the environment.
3. Free Focus allows the user to shift focus from one conversation or focal point to another.
4. YouMatic allows the user to customize sounds based on preferences and needs.
For more information on Oticon hearing aids, and the process of getting fitted for one, visit http://www.islandbetterhearing.com/hearing-aids-and-accessories.
About Island Better Hearing
Island Better Hearing is a full-service audiology practice located in New York, with locations in Melville and Huntington. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Island Better Hearing offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models.
Lori Trentacoste, Au. D., CCC-A
Island Better Hearing