Hearing aids have come a long way from the ear trumpets of the 1600s to the digital hearing devices of today that are custom programmed from a computer for each patient’s unique hearing loss and lifestyle.
Significant time and effort goes into understanding the challenges faced by people with hearing loss before a hearing aid is ever designed. Then there is the rapidly changing technologies that are harnessed to create the best possible hearing instrument available. The extensive number of researchers, engineers, and hearing healthcare professionals involved in developing a new hearing aid is staggering.
Earlier this year, Hearing Health published an article that explores the process of designing a state-of-the-art hearing aid for someone’s unique hearing loss. The author points out that to make a hearing aid, from concept to completion, “can take more than ten years and involve as many as 500 engineers, consumers, hearing healthcare professionals and retailers …”.
To read the entire article, visit www.healthyhearing.com/report/52625-Timeline-of-a-hearing-aid-from-concept-to-completion.
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss. We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health. Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator