The First Wearable Digital Hearing Aid – History, Part 2

Design Considerations Involved in Going From Analog to Digital Technology     Last week’s post provided background on how the first wearable digital hearing aid was developed.  This post will continue this historical highlight leading to one of the most disruptive developments related to hearing aid technology – the digital hearing aid.  Specifically, this post…

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Ambient Noise Effect on Hearing – A Primer

The Effect of Ambient Noise on the Speech Reproduction of Hearing Aids For the hearing impaired, ambient noise is a greater hindrance to the intelligibility of speech than for those of normal hearing.  Fortunately, contemporary hearing aids incorporate a number of designs and algorithms to reduce the disturbing effects of noise.  Still, in the fitting…

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