Digital Hearing Aids Turn the Whole World Into a Giant MP3 File


The world has rediscovered the virtues of analog sound. Why has the hearing aid industry gone completely digital?


For someone like me—an avid record collector with profound hearing loss—the past decade has produced severe cognitive dissonance caused by two contrary developments. First, vinyl came back; then, good hearing aids went away. I realize that a mostly deaf music snob sounds like the premise for a Kids in the Hall sketch, but in many ways, I’m not alone. I’ll explain …


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