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Harford County Aegis “Ask A Doctor” – I’ve heard that hearing aids have changed a lot in the past few years. Are they any better?

Harford County Aegis “Ask A Doctor” – I’ve heard that hearing aids have changed a lot in the past few years. Are they any better?
January 20, 2012 DrPerry

Q: I’ve heard that hearing aids have changed a lot in the past few years. Are they any better?

A: Today’s hearing aids are WAY better that those from just a few years ago. One of the biggest improvements is in how they handle noise. The job of a hearing aid several years ago was to make ALL sounds louder. They couldn’t tell the difference between an air conditioner or a person’s voice. Today’s hearing aids process sounds differently, depending on what type of sound it is. It knows that you want to hear your spouse’s voice over the sound of the air conditioner. And if programmed properly, most modern hearing aids should be able to tell the difference. Call us for a demo, and you’ll be able to try on new
hearing aids – so you can experience the difference for yourself.

Answered by Dr. Matt Perry, Au.D. – audiologist and owner of Harmony Hearing & Audiology, located in Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air S Pkwy, Ste. 1411, Bel Air, MD 21015 – (410)569-5999