A brief history of hearing aids
As long ago as the 13th century, people who suffer with hearing loss have been trying to correct the problem. After all, it's hard to lead a full life without an efficient sense of hearing. For this reason, numerous aids for hearing have been devised over the years. Very long ago, people used hollowed-out animal horns in an attempt to amplify low sounds.
Finally, in the 18th century, so-called 'ear trumpets' made of metal became the first man-made device to correct hearing loss. Neither of these attempts, bone or trumpet, actually had the ability to amplify sound. Instead, these devices collected sound an delivered it to the ear via a funnel shape. Good tries, considering the technology available at the time. Today, modern hearing aids help millions of people recover some or all of their sense of hearing.
When the telephone was invented, it heralded a new age in hearing aids. In 1870, telephone inventor Thomas Alva Edison cobbled together a carbon transmitter for the phone that happened to work wonderfully to amplify an electric signal and boost decibel levels. Edison's carbon hearing aid was the best way to correct hearing loss for many, many years.
If anything ever goes wrong with your hearing aid, you can call on us for quick and effective hearing aid repair in NC.
Modern hearing aids typically comprise three parts:
- The microphone picks up sound
- The amplifier makes that sound louder
- The receiver sends amplified sounds to your ear
The two main kinds of hearing aids available today
Analog hearing aids work by turning sound waves into electrical signals, and then they amplify those waves to make them louder. Analog hearing aids usually have super simple controls and are typically less expensive to buy and repair than digital hearing aids.
Digital hearing aids turn sound waves into binary code, then they amplify the code. Digital hearing aid code comprises data about the sound's direction as well as its pitch and volume. Digital hearing aids are easier to adjust in a variety of situations such as a restaurant, stadium. Most digital hearing aids can be set to adjust automatically. Although they may cost more than analog aids, the results are generally a whole lot better. Digital hearing aids are usually smaller than analog aids, too. We offer right-away hearing aid repair in NC for analog and digital hearing correction devices. No matter what sort of hearing aid you use, we can fix it if any part ever fails.
Caring for your new hearing aid
As you get used to your hearing aids, there are many ways to keep them in good condition. Always keep your hearing aids away from water, moisture, kids, pets, and hair care products. Follow manufacturer's instructions to keep your hearing aids clean. Always turn your hearing aids off anytime you're not actually using them, and remember to change the batteries as soon as they are low. If you need hearing aid repair in NC, call us right now.Hearing Aid Repair Nc
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