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Many of today’s hearing aids use narrow directionality to help block out external sounds. This leads to an under-stimulation of the brain and ultimately to less enjoyable social interactions. Our OPN hearing aids in Worcester, MA, are able to process sound more efficiently. The result is a clear sound that delivers a rich acoustic experience. This full soundscape empowers your brain to choose what to focus on, improving speech clarity AND reducing the amount of required mental effort.
You hear with your brain, not with your ears. Hearing, and especially speech understanding, is a cognitive process, not a mechanical one. Your ears receive sounds, but your brain must process those sounds to give meaning to you.
When your ears receive sounds, your brain performs four tasks simultaneously:
Whenever there are missing sounds, your brain tries to fill the gap – an often difficult and exhausting process. Good hearing isn’t simply a question of making sounds loud enough. It’s about helping your brain understand the sounds you hear. That’s why our team at Hearing & Balance Center of New England has moved from an “ear first” to a “brain first” approach to hearing.
NeuroTechnology™ helps your brain transform the sounds of your life into meaning, while preserving the context around you. NeuroTechnology™ is also supported by a number of innovative features in a wide variety of hearing aids.
With NeuroTechnology™ treatment, you will be able to enjoy 3 key improvements to your hearing clarity:
Speech Guard E protects speech clarity and details so that you easily understand what is being said – even in noisy surroundings.
Speech Guard works to make all sounds as clear and distinct as possible. The technology provides clinically-evidenced improvements to speech understanding in noisy situations, and makes it easier to engage actively in multiple conversations. This cutting-edge technology also helps to reduce the effort required to understand speech.
Spatial Sound supports your brain’s ability to locate where sounds are coming from, so you can respond to conversations and sounds around you.
Our ability to determine precisely where sounds are coming from is crucial to everyday life. Your spatial hearing helps you take appropriate action when sounds come from different directions, by either moving to safety or turning your head to optimize your hearing conditions. Spatial Sound helps you use the differences in sound directed at both ears to create a more complete, surrounding auditory world.
Soft Speech Booster enriches and increases the amount of details in soft speech while maintaining a high level of sound quality.
Making sense of soft sounds is an important part of fully comprehending every listening situation. Soft Speech Booster improves soft speech understanding by up to 20% and opens the way for achieving even greater satisfaction. With the Inium Sense processor, your increased hearing aid amplification of soft speech enriches private conversations – without compromising feedback and sound quality.
Just like any great partner, we look forward to helping you and your family for generations. From hearing protection, hearing aids, follow-up care – to education and outreach programs – we are your full-service audiology practice in central Massachusetts. Come experience Hearing & Balance Centers of New England! You will quickly see that our hearing doctors provide 5-star-rated hearing care with hearing aids in Worcester, Sturbridge, Leominster, Milford, Shrewsbury, Holden, Paxton, Sterling, Auburn, and Leicester, MA.