San Antonio Hearing Centers Explains How Modern Hearing Aids Clarify Speech Comprehension

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Local hearing healthcare practice explains how modern hearing aids help patients understand speech and block out background noise in a recently published article.

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The holiday season can be especially challenging for those with hearing loss. Large gatherings and loud noise create an amalgamation of sound that’s difficult to decipher, making it nearly impossible to focus on any one conversation or person.

However, according to San Antonio Hearing Centers, modern hearing aids are designed specifically to deal with this type of problem. Specifically, modern digital hearing aids have two features that enable those with hearing loss to participate in and enjoy the holiday festivities.

The first feature is background noise reduction. For those with hearing loss, speech becomes drowned-out in noisy environments from the presence of background noise. And older analog hearing aids were not much help—they amplified all sound indiscriminately and speech didn’t come through any clearer.

What is needed is the ability to distinguish important sounds—such as the human voice and speech—from the unimportant background noise, music, and chatter. Digital hearing aids, by converting sound and frequency into digital information, can distinguish between sounds, amplifying the important sounds while actively suppressing the others.

The second feature is speech recognition, which works together with background noise reduction functionality. Speech is typically in the high-frequency range, while background noise is in the low-frequency range, making it easy for the digital processor to differentiate between the two. Modern hearing aids also include directional microphones that focus on the closest sound source, such as a conversation partner.

For more information on digital hearing aids and access to the full article, visit How Modern Hearing Aids Can Save Your Holiday Season.

About San Antonio Hearing Centers

San Antonio Hearing Centers serves the greater San Antonio Area including the communities of Live Oak and New Braunfels. We offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. We are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technological advancements in the hearing industry and are committed to offering the most current options to our patients.

Penney Powell
San Antonio Hearing Centers
Serving the greater San Antonio area

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