There has been another development in the world of hearing health that has many people, patients and doctors alike, excited. It turns out that for years we have been hindered by our technology to pursue what is being known as brain hearing, but due to recent research and breakthroughs, there is a paradigm shift coming to hearing aids. This article will closely examine what brain hearing is, what the devices can do, and how you can get one for you or a family member.
What In The World Is Brain Hearing?
While many people associate the ears as the hearing organ, they are only half of the equation. The brain is where the hearing truly takes place, and by focusing on the brain outcomes, researchers have found a new way to approach hearing aids.
In the last twenty years there has been an old way of looking at how to elicit hearing in people with hearing loss that has involved the non-surgical bombardment of the inner ear with sound. Hearing aids would amplify sound waves and send all of them rushing into the ear. Now, there is a more precise way of sending specific sounds to the ear to induce a more natural form of hearing: brain hearing.
How Do The Devices Work?
The brain hearing devices function by capturing sounds from the environment, but only letting a fraction of those into the inner ear. Using precise measurements of the users hearing along with novel technology, only sounds which are necessary to overall hearing are allowed into the device. This targeted approach to hearing leads to less of a strain on the brain and an overall better outcome for the user. Here are four benefits of brain hearing that you cannot get with a digital hearing aid.
- Sound Focusing: brain hearing allows the person using the device to focus on specific sounds in an environment.
- Spatial Recognition: using both ears for the brain hearing, the user can locate the source of the sound in the area around them.
- Sound Filtering: one of the biggest problems with old hearing aids was taking in too much sound. Brain hearing eliminated extraneous sounds in the environment.
- Speech Recognition: brain hearing aids recognize and amplify sounds associated with speech to help facilitate conversations.
Brain-focused hearing aids are already gaining tremendous support in patients as subjects in tests and from researchers as well. When looking at the approval rate for digital hearing aids, they are at a tepid 79%. However, for people who use a brain hearing aid, they have a 95% support rate for hearing aids. This shows that the new hearing is comfortable, sleek, and effective.
Where Do I Sign Up?
To get your hands on this modern marvel, you need to visit an audiologist first. They will be able to help take the measurements and tests necessary to customize the hearing device that you will be using. As a result, you will be given a device that meets you needs and allows you to have a more comfortable, natural hearing experience.