One question that I get asked a lot as a Hearing Aid Specialist is, "How do hearing aids work?"
It is a fair question. For the most part, hearing aids are tiny devices that really don't look like they contain much technology, let alone have much power behind them.
Quite the contrary though, hearing aids are a great example of how far we have come with technology. These incredible devices are essentially computers in your ear, working instantaneously to alter, amplify, filter, and reduce sounds for patients who suffer every day from hearing loss.
While there is a very technical definition for how everything works, I have broken down the process so it is easier to understand, starting with the very basics.