How Hearing Aids Work

Many people with hearing loss, whether mild or severe, use a device to assist with hearing and speech. These devices are commonly called “hearing aids.” But how do hearing aids work? A hearing aid is a small, battery-powered device that fits onto and/or into the ear to provide the user with enhanced sound reception and comprehension. Essentially, the hearing aid is both a microphone and a speaker. The microphone receives sound from the user’s surrounding environment, and the device amplifies the sound signal and projects it via the small speaker directly into the user’s ear canal. Hearing aids are generally used by people who have experienced hearing loss caused by damage to “hair cells” in

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