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.
There are three measurable problems that make diagnosing hearing loss and providing real solutions to hear better in noisy places possible.