Posted on: February 20, 2014

Most hearing aids are designed to enhance speech clarity. To do this they are often programmed to reduce loud sounds and non speech sounds. In most situations this helps you hear speech better by decreasing distracting sounds such as background noise. However, this can potentially have a negative impact on music. If the aids are working to turn down loud and non-speech sounds, they may inadvertently turn down the music you are listening to.

Fortunately, many hearing aids have a music program built in. When you are ready to listen to music you can flip a switch to activate the music program, or it will activate itself, depending on the level of technology in your hearing aids. This program prevents the hearing aids from turning down the music, giving you a much clearer, more enjoyable experience. If you enjoy music make sure to mention this to your Audiologist and ask for details.