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A Guide for How Hearing Aids Work

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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

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Kathleen Hansen

Ever Wonder How a Hearing Aid Works? Hearing aids may just look like little pieces of plastic, but you’d be amazed by all of the sophisticated technology packed inside!

Did you know that hearing aids are smart? Today’s hearing technology comes with a wide variety of intuitive benefits that deliver high performance and improved hearing to people who wear hearing aids. Let’s explore what they can do!

The number #1 complaint of people with hearing loss is that they can’t hear or understand conversation in groups. And, let’s be honest, conversation and social interaction are what make life fun. Not only do high-tech hearing aids amplify soft sounds and make loud sounds more comfortable, but they know where sounds are coming from and can adjust to the environment you’re in as you move around. How do they do this?

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Hearing Aid

Many hearing aids on the market now use directional microphones and advanced signal processing to manage noise and sound coming from different directions. It’s called Adaptive Directionality and it helps you follow conversations easily.

Intelligent Sound Monitoring

When you move from room to room or from a quiet environment to a noisy one, these hearing aids intelligently monitor the changes and automatically select the most appropriate sound mode, so you can hear your best in every listening situation. That’s a real benefit when you step out of your quiet living room into a crowded backyard family picnic!

Noise Reduction Features

But, for a great listening experience, you don’t just want all sounds to be made louder. You want to hear the sounds you need most, so you can easily participate in the conversation. Wide Dynamic Range Compression is a revolutionary technology that makes soft sounds louder and loud sounds more comfortable, all with superior sound quality.

Bluetooth® Capabilities

How about a little more icing on the cake? Connect your hearing aids with Bluetooth® to your phone to use a SMART app like Soundwave's  otoTune® app to further customize your hearing by controlling volume, frequency tones, and listening modes, after administering a clinically validated 3-minute hearing test to identify  your hearing threshold and listening needs . You have to admit…that is pretty cool.


And, of course, design is always important. Sound quality is important, but you want to look good, too. Today’s hearing aids are comfortable, tiny, and hide behind your ear. Most of the time, others won’t even notice you’re wearing them!

Our Sontro AI hearing aids deliver all of these benefits to you. We promise a simple, affordable, and convenient experience. Learn more about Soundwave Hearing technology on our Products pages.