Most people put off getting hearing aids for several years. We have all heard the stories of how Aunt Mary’s hearing aids just sit in her drawer or how Uncle Fred still can’t hear with his hearing aids. Unfortunately, these stories are told all the time, so why should anyone rush out and order hearing aids? Recent advances in hearing aid technology have made them easier to use and provide better hearing. The newer technology allows for: automatic volume control, elimination of feedback, smaller size and improved speech understanding in noise. The latest digital technology incorporates a miniature computer so adjustments can be made for a change in hearing loss or to tailor your hearing aids to match your lifestyle or hearing needs. Newer hearing aids are advancing us towards restoring hearing and allowing folks to be involved in the extra activities of life once avoided because of poor hearing.