PSAPs, or personal sound amplification products, are basic sound amplifiers for those who do not have hearing loss. They are not regulated by the FDA. Hearing aids are FDA-regulated hearing devices that are customized to your hearing loss. PSAPs amplify all sound—even those you don’t want to hear. This can actually damage (instead of help) your hearing. In contrast, hearing aids use advanced technology to selectively amplify the sounds you need to hear, while reducing background noise and feedback. PSAPs are only available in standard settings. Typically, they are one size fits all. Hearing aids, however, can be custom-programmed by a Miracle-Ear hearing care specialist to suit your specific hearing loss and listening needs. They can also be custom-molded for a secure and ultra-comfortable fit.