What is so great about digital hearing aids?
The easiest way to explain why digital hearing aids are "that much better" is to compare their capabilities to analog (non-digital) hearing aids.
The most basic analog hearing aids are non-programmable. Dr. Beckman can make some changes to these types of hearing aids, but with limited precision and flexibility. Higher-end analog hearing aids are programmed using a computer, thus offering more fitting precision and flexibility than non-programmable aids.
Advanced digital hearing aids offer the greatest precision and fitting flexibility. Digital processors offer a variety of options not available in analog processors, which your hearing healthcare provider can activate to customize your hearing aids to your needs.