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Hearing aids are not equally effective in all environments.

Hearing aids amplify all sounds, therefore background noise is also amplified. For individuals who wear hearing aids it can be difficult to discriminate sounds in a noisy environment. Hearing aids also amplify what is closest and loudest: therefore, they do not work well to transmit sounds over long distances, as in large lecture halls.