Timothy Charles Steele, PhD Technically, I believe all manufacturers use the same microphones but the algorithms that each digital hearing aid uses for processing vary greatly. I think it would be difficult to answer exactly what "directional microphones are best in which hearing aids" because each manufacturer has their own proprietary hardware and software that is responsible... Read more
Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD We have only fit a handful of patients so far. But, so far the feedback (no pun intended) has been great for hearing in noise! We all have different abilities to hear in noise and from my standpoint, this is a key factor in personalizing any solution.
Christopher S. Frink, MS It depends on perspective. Hearing aids do not truly block background noise, but can limit what the hearing aids amplify. The primary complaint of hearing aid users about their performance is how they function in background noise. What they are really complaining about is not hearing background noise, however, but not hearing what they want to hear... Read more
Keith Lam, BSc Noise is inherently low frequency. If you have reverse slope loss and your hearing aid is programmed with too much low frequencies, that would interfere with your clarity for speech understanding, especially in noisy situation. I would try to increase the mid frequencies and lower the low frequencies, as you probably would have enough high frequencies... Read more