Technology continues to improve in all aspects of our world, which includes hearing aids. Digital hearing aids have become micro-computers that process sound information rapidly to help provide you with the best listening advantage to speech information. Hearing aid technology has improved tremendously over the last few years. From noise reduction capabilities to wireless compatibility, hearing aid technology is evolving to meet your communication needs in a wide range of situations.

Your audiologist will recommend a hearing aid technology level based on your lifestyle and listening environments. Mile High Otolaryngology offers four main technology levels: basic, value, advanced, and premium. Within each level, different technology and features are available.

4 Levels with different Technology and Features AvailableAs the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of high-level processing features. Basic hearing aids generally require the wearer to make manual adjustments in certain listening environments such as turning a volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs. This type of instrument is best suited for an individual who is rarely or never in background noise and whose listening environment is very constant. In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid. Higher level hearing aid technology is best suited for an individual who is more active and is in variable listening environments.