The definition of noise
is simple – it’s all the stuff you don’t want to hear. It’s the roar of city traffic, the chatter of other diners at the restaurant, and the noisy sound of the plane’s engine as you sit on the runway.
Identifying noise is easy. Reducing it is more difficult. How is it possible to get rid of the noise you don’t want to hear while focusing on the important stuff - like your friend’s voice or the announcement from the cockpit?
Most modern hearing aids have some sort of noise reduction system that is designed to dampen background noise. These systems vary by manufacturer – many simply dampen low frequencies to reduce the noise. Unfortunately this tactic can dampen speech along with the background noise.
We found a way around this problem with the Widex Speech Enhancer