Factors for Improving Hearing in Noise:
Choose the highest level of technology you can afford. The difference in the three levels of technology is performance in noisy environments. Each manufacturer has proprietary strategies with some truths:
1. No hearing aid eliminates all background noise. All hearing aids improve the speech to noise ratio (reducing noise, raising speech).
2. Siemens (Signia) hearing aids enable the listener to hear better in noise than people with normal hearing.
4. Phonak's new AutoSense Sky offers improved speech to noise ratio for kids. This is especially important for children integrated into classes with normal hearing children.
If you have difficulty understanding speech in noisy places, tolerating loud sounds, or understanding rapid speech, you've probably said a few of the following statements: