If you or someone you know has hearing technology, you understand how life-changing it can be, leading to even stronger connections to loved ones and a renewed vigor for life. But have you ever stopped to wonder just how those amazing little life-changers work?
It might surprise you to know that the basics haven’t changed over the last several hundred years. Let’s start with the ear trumpet.
The Ear Trumpet
All things considered, the ear trumpet was a decent alternative to hearing loss. How did it work? It:
Collected sound waves Amplified the sound waves by making them more orderly and concentrated Funneled the amplified sound waves into your ear canal
After that, the amplified sound waves traveled to the eardrum and beyond, where hearing happened. How does that compare to today’s hearing aids?
The Modern Hearing Aid
Today’s hearing aids work on the same principles. Just like the …