The question of how hearing aids actually work comes up frequently. Essentially, a hearing aid takes a sound and amplifies it before sending it to the ear. To explain the process more clearly, we created this graphic:
An Explanation of Hearing Aids Work
Digital hearing aids take the sound wave and segment it into very small individual bits of information. This process is called digitization.
In addition to digitization, the hearing aid will process the sound, so quiet or soft noises are amplified and certain unwanted noises are subtracted. By boosting the sounds (like voices) you want to hear, and removing those you to do not want to hear (static, ambient crowd noise), the hearing aid improves your ability to hear and communicate with others.
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