What is a hearing aid?
Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify and
clarify sounds to enable someone with a hearing loss to hear better
and participate more fully in life. Hearing aids come in all
different shapes and styles that
can be worn in or on the ear, but they are all made up of the same
You may have heard of, or wear, an analogue hearing aid.
Analogue hearing aids amplify sound; the trouble is they amplify
all sounds equally. That means while you're trying to have
conversations with friends in a busy restaurant, the speech you
want to hear will still be partially drowned out by the background
noise as this will be amplified too.
Digital hearing aids provide much clearer sound quality; they
contain a computer microchip, which can be specifically programmed
to take into account your individual hearing loss and listening
environments to make sure you hear more of the sounds you want to
and less of the sounds you don't. Because of their many benefits,
at David Ormerod Hearing Centres we only prescribe digital hearing
If you'd like to find out more about digital hearing aids, or
even try one for yourself with a free in store demonstration,
simply call our Customer Care Team on 0845 072 0992 or request an appointment online.