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4 Ways Hearing Technology Is Rapidly Improving

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 


4 Ways Hearing Technology Is Rapidly Improving-1.jpgHearing technology has advanced significantly in the last few decades, and it only continues to improve. Modern hearing aids use digital signal processing, rather than analog technology, in order to filter sounds in a revolutionary way. Using digital technology in hearing aids has led to an ever-growing list of different features that can help you hear better and improve your quality of life.

There are new hearing technology features for all lifestyles, needs, and hearing requirements.

Keep reading to find out some of the exciting ways in which hearing technology is improving.

1. Connecting to other devices

This technological advancement is a game changer. It’s allowed people who wear hearing aids to connect seamlessly to the external devices that they use on a daily basis. Many hearing aids now come with Bluetooth capability that can allow you to connect to your cell phone, your television, your stereo, and other devices. Connecting to the world around you has never been so easy. Bluetooth technology only works with other Bluetooth-compatible devices, however.

2. Connecting to your phone

More and more hearing aid manufacturers are now developing smartphone application that can be connected to their hearing aids. As such, users are able to remotely control their devices and adjust their setting quickly, easily, and remotely.

3. Increased comfort

Today’s hearing aids continue to become more comfortable because they can now closely match both the size and the shape of your ear. Your professional audiologist can take a mold of your ear to ensure that your hearing aid is custom fitted, so you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it.

4. Appearance

As technology improves, hearing aids become smaller and less noticeable. Though the exact size of your hearing aid will depend on your degree of hearing loss and the features you choose, generally, hearing aids are now very discreet and small. Due to digital technology, hearing aids can now pack a lot into tiny devices.

How to choose the right hearing technology features

Because hearing technology is rapidly improving, you may be overwhelmed when trying to purchase a new hearing aid. To identify the features that will best match your needs, ask yourself the right questions. Determining the best device for you will depend on the consideration of several factors.

For instance, how busy is your lifestyle? Are you typically in loud, noisy environments or do you live a relatively quiet life? Are you active and require extra durability? Would you prefer if your hearing aids were well hidden in your ear? Who do you want to hear? In which situations do you find yourself struggling to hear effectively?

The best way to determine which technology is right for you is to choose an audiologist to work with who can diagnose and evaluate your listening needs and guide you to the right hearing aid for your specific hearing requirements.

Today’s hearing aids are more technologically advanced than ever before, and the best is yet to come. There is no telling what other hearing technology features will be introduced in the future, but one thing’s for sure: hearing technology is rapidly improving.

Schedule an appointment with one of our doctoral-level audiologists to see how you could benefit from the latest hearing aid technology.

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