Audiologist Amy White continues her discussion about different levels of hearing aid technology. In this video, she focuses on the benefits and features of mid-level hearing technology. Mid-tier devices have solid noise reduction features and are best suited for retirees with fairly active social lives. Watch the video to learn more about mid-level hearing devices.
Hi, I’m Dr. Amy White, audiologist and owner at Elk Grove Hearing Care, and today I’m here to continue our discussion about hearing aid technology level and how your lifestyle needs really help us determine which hearing aid technology is most appropriate for you. Before, we talked about basic model hearing aids, and today I’m going to talk about mid-level hearing aids.
Mid-level hearing aids are pretty flexible devices. They have quite a bit of noise reduction features, which means the hearing aid is actively anticipating your environment and deciding how much noise reduction to apply based on the setting that you’re in. So whether you’re in a noisy restaurant or just driving in your car by yourself or in a quiet room listening to someone talk, these hearing aids will adjust automatically to those environments and apply different processes to try and help you hear best in noise.
These hearing aids I consider a pretty good work horse and do really well for most patients who are retired, who like to go out and socialize, they go out to dinners and they go out to lunches, they may have different groups that they participate in, but they aren’t quite, you know, a high-demand listening environment like someone who’s still working and has a lot of demands on their ears.
People who go with mid-level hearing aids usually do just fine with the hearing aids in a fully-automatic mode, meaning they don’t often have to interact with their devices and adjust them or turn the volume up or down or anything else. So mid-level technology is a great option for many people.
If you have any other questions, we look forward to seeing you here at Elk Grove Hearing Care.