Month: February 2009

The Use of a High Frequency Emphasis Microphone for Musicians

Instrumental music, whether related to its overall higher intensity or its greater crest factor, tends to overdrive the front end of the hearing aid because of the limited available dynamic range on the given A/D converters. Here is one possible solution that can be added to the dispensing professional’s toolbox: the HF microphone hearing aid.

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What Special Hearing Aid Properties Do Performing Musicians Require?

Although for a while the emphasis in hearing aid design appeared to have been in favor of speech at the expense of music fidelity, there seems to be no evidence to support the need for a trade-off between high fidelity for music and high intelligibility for speech in noise, says the author. Presented here is a look at the requirements for digitally reproducing and presenting music through appropriate hearing aid design, selection, and fitting.

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