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Ralph Sac
03/18/06 20:05
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#112482 - Digital Hearing Aids
Hi to all members

First did search on for Digital Hearing Aids no posts.

I found out 10 years ago I had loss of hearing.
But as most people react to that. They tell the person they are talking to talk louder or why are you whispering to me.
If you tryed to talk to me phone I would drive you nuts.
Each time you would talk to me I would say please repeat that.
After you talked me for a while you think you were in an endless loop.
In 2003 I findly took care of hearing problem.
So I purchased 2 digital hearing aids. I had some shock when the hearing specialist gave me the price. That be $3000 for the set. I looked at specialist and said are you out of your mind!
My car that picked up cost $2800 and ran for 14 years. My wife always gets the new cars.
I ask specialist have you got broken one around I like to see the inside. By the way they are great, but to expensive for average man or woman. Their is one thing I should mention. Hearing loss is very slow process and most people never know how bad it really is. Plus I never knew how many sounds in world I had missed around me. It's big deal tell someone you know to go hearing specialist if they have this problem.
Now the reason for this post. I always wondered what was in hearing aid that cost $1500 and ran on 1.4v battery.
My hearing aids are Starkey BTE (Behind the ear). About 5 years ago I did try analog aid, but hurt my ear.
I called up Engineer at Starkey and the most information he would give me, was its a dsp (digital signal processor) with an eeprom in it to save your hearing setting for loss or gain.
So I google and found this
You find very nice article on digital hearing aids.
It uses two ultra low power, mixed signal ASIC (Application specific Integrated Circuits) and one DSP (Digital Signal Processor) the one ASIC is a CODEC (Coder/Decoder). I you read the above link it gives good deal information on design of hearing aid. If any member has information or pictures of inside any hearing please post it. Analog or Digital but would prefer digital type if possbile.

Thanks in advance for any member reading this long post.

Best reguards,


P.S. Could not take my hearing aid apart, I was afraid it might not work correctly. My aid 1/2 inch wide and 1 1/2 long.

List of 48 messages in thread
Digital Hearing Aids      Ralph Sack      03/18/06 20:05      
   What do you want to know?      Russell Bull      03/18/06 21:59      
      Custom      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 08:53      
         Tell me more      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 10:54      
            Sorry      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 12:23      
               try?      Jan Waclawek      03/19/06 13:04      
                  VALVES      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 13:20      
                     ...and the earphones...      Kai Klaas      03/22/06 19:42      
            Here we go      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 14:44      
               Thank you      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 21:52      
      How does it work      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 09:24      
         HYbrid      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 10:14      
         my dads aid      Jez Smith      03/19/06 19:13      
            Sorry      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 21:38      
      Hearing aid chips      Grant Beattie      03/22/06 09:25      
         Grant, I saw your location      Erik Malund      03/22/06 09:34      
            Swallows      Grant Beattie      03/22/06 09:45      
               not the cacti, it is wildflowers      Erik Malund      03/22/06 10:42      
   Link moved Zarlink      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 08:47      
   Digital Hearing Aids      Joseph Hebert      03/19/06 14:24      
      Thats right      Mahmood Elnasser      03/19/06 14:36      
      Ahem      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 14:40      
         My point!      Joseph Hebert      03/19/06 15:22      
            Power      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 15:46      
               I don't think so      Joseph Hebert      03/19/06 16:16      
                  Really ?      Steve M. Taylor      03/19/06 16:35      
                     Maybe      Joseph Hebert      03/20/06 07:36      
                        NOT ear mounted      Steve M. Taylor      03/20/06 08:18      
      There goes the plan      Steve M. Taylor      03/20/06 11:19      
   As expensive as gold...      Kai Klaas      03/19/06 20:15      
      On Hold      Ralph Sack      03/19/06 21:57      
      don't scare him      Jan Waclawek      03/20/06 01:08      
         as so often before the one thing not men      Erik Malund      03/20/06 07:27      
            I thought he wants to make it for himsel      Jan Waclawek      03/20/06 07:34      
               I do not think so      Erik Malund      03/20/06 08:12      
         Cosmic technology      Kai Klaas      03/20/06 11:29      
            bah      Jan Waclawek      03/20/06 15:22      
               Exactly!      Kai Klaas      03/20/06 18:34      
                  That would be trying to kill an elephant      Erik Malund      03/21/06 06:54      
               How about      Ralph Sack      03/20/06 19:04      
                  Phoning      Kai Klaas      03/20/06 19:14      
                     Affirmative      Ralph Sack      03/20/06 20:45      
                        Alternative      Kai Klaas      03/21/06 08:26      
                           phone "adapter"      Jan Waclawek      03/21/06 08:33      
               comfort noise      Jez Smith      03/22/06 13:41      
                  Noise reduction      Grant Beattie      03/23/06 09:48      
   Digital hearing aids      Bruce Revor      03/21/06 17:26      
   Phones      Grant Beattie      03/22/06 09:29      

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