The question of how hearing aids actually work comes up frequently. Essentially a hearing aid takes a sound and amplifies it before it sends the sound to the ear. To help explain the process more clearly we have created the graphic below: (Click image to enlarge) 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. Now that you understand better the process of how hearing aids work, we encourage you to browse our affordable selection of hearing aids. As always, if you have any question not answered by our website, please feel free to contact us!