Background noise is particularly damaging to speech intelligibility for people with hearing loss. The problem of reducing noise in hearing aids is one of great importance--and great difficulty. At Hearing Solutions we address this issue with techniques that range from relatively simple forms of filtering to advanced signal processing methods. Depending on the individual experience and the issues involved we can apply various approaches to solving this problem.
Digital technology allows us to manipulate incoming sounds at extremely fast rates before transmitting it to the wearers ears. Hearing Solutions hearing aids use AutoSense OS unique to Phonak technology. This feature recognize and automatically adapt to listening situations. AutoSense OS accurately captures and analyzes the sound environment, then precisely blends feature elements from multiple programs in real time to provide a seamless listening experience.
Other technologies used by Hearing Solutions to improve your hearing in background noise include:
Low frequency roll off
Noise reduction / NR- reduction of repetitive low frequency noise
Sound Smoothing – focusing on suppression of sharp loud sounds to a comfortable level
Directional microphones – reduction of sounds from behind (or other direction)