Technology

Digital Hearing Devices

Digital hearing aids are programmable aids with digital circuits that can be accurately programmed to match the patient’s individual hearing loss, and sound sensitivities. The device separates the frequency response into bands and channels, which can be altered independently, creating a custom listening experience. This custom technology allows improved clarity of sound, less circuit noise, faster processing of sound, and improved listening in background noise.

With thorough testing and consultation with an audiologist we can determine the appropriate aid choice for you. Factors considered include: hearing loss, lifestyle objectives, age, hearing aid experience, and auditory ecology.

Technologies offered at Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic include:

  • Fully Integrated Systems

    • Multichannel adaptive directionality allows for greater ease of listening to multiple speakers, even when background noise is present.
    • Incorporates parallel processing allowing the instruments to detect, identify, and locate multiple interfering background noisea, allowing greater ease of listening in small groups.
    • Can allow users to control the directionality focus with the touch of a button.
    • Allows users to hear the telephone through both instruments.
    • Noise reduction or speech enhancement can be made more or less aggressive in processing depending upon your needs.
    • Bluetooth capabilities allowing the listener to connect to cell phones, televisions, MP3 players, land lines and more.
    • Uses automated volume control to permit substantial gain for soft sounds while protecting the wearer from louder sounds.
    • Automatic “music” program.
    • Can learn from the wearer as volume adjustments are made.
    • A dynamic feedback cancellation feature reduces the likelihood of “squealing.”
    • Allow more open ear fitting, resulting in greater comfort and satisfaction

    The newest breakthrough in hearing aid technology is designed to maximize communication in difficult listening situations.Great for individuals whose listening environment includes large groups or reverberant environments and where quality of music is important.

  • Smart Systems

    • Adaptive directionality that maintains speech in one-on-one conversation in moderately noisy environments.
    • Incorporates parallel processing allowing the aids to detect, identify, and locate the interfering background noise allowing greater focus on the primary speaker.
    • Noise reduction or speech enhancement can be made more or less aggressive in processing depending upon your needs.
    • Bluetooth capabilities allowing the listener to connect to cell phones, televisions, MP3 players, land lines and more.
    • Uses automated volume control to permit substantial gain for soft sounds while protecting the wearer from louder sounds.
    • Manual “music program”
    • A dynamic feedback cancellation feature reduces the likelihood of “squealing.”
    • Allow more open ear fitting, resulting in greater comfort and satisfaction

    Ideal for patients with a variety of hearing loss configurations, who have demonstrated loudness sensitivity and wish to improve hearing in moderate levels of background noise. Ideal hearing aid for those who appreciate quality of music.

  • Environmentally Responsive Systems

    • Automatic directionality that maintains speech in small groups in quiet environments.
    • Bluetooth capabilities allowing the listener to connect to cell phones, televisions, MP3 players, land lines and more.
    • Uses automated volume control to permit substantial gain for soft sounds in quiet environments
    • Have dynamic feedback cancellation features that reduce the likelihood of “squealing”

    For individuals where maintaining speech in small groups in quiet environments is important.

  • Multipurpose Systems

    • Incorporates high quality digital processors with frequency shaping options.
    • Uses high quality feedback cancellation
    • Best Detects and reduces steady state noise (i.e. road noise, fans, etc).
    • Allows for manual switching for changes in directional sensitivity
    • Provides volume automation for comfort.
    • Allows for manual selection of telephone adaptations

    Best for those with limited listening demands in quiet environments.

  • Premium Digital Systems

    • Incorporates high quality digital processors with frequency shaping options.
    • Uses high quality feedback cancellation
    • Allows for manual switching for changes in directional sensitivity
    • Provides volume automation for comfort.