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What You Should Know about the Latest Hearing Aid Technology

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

 

What-You-Should-Know-about-the-Latest-Hearing-Aid-Technology.jpgWhether you’re in need of an upgrade for outdated hearing aids or you’re choosing hearing aids for the first time, there’s good news: The latest hearing aid technology is better than ever before. Today’s hearing aids are digital marvels, improving ease of use, listening comfort, convenience, and speech recognition in a wide variety of hearing situations.

New innovations in hearing aid technology can help you hear better. The latest hearing aids can significantly improve your quality of life by enhancing the way you hear the world around you.

Here’s what you need to know about the latest improvements, advancements, and innovations in today’s hearing aids.

They’re Programmable

Today’s hearing aids are programmable. You can set your preferences for a wide variety of different listening environments, such as being in class or at a noisy restaurant, and then easily switch between the appropriate settings whenever you change listening situations. Some advanced hearing aids can even switch through the programs automatically for you.

They Sync with Wireless Devices

The vast majority of advanced hearing aids today can sync with compatible devices through wireless connectivity, such as Bluetooth technology. You can wirelessly receive signals from external devices, such as MP3 players, TVs, and cellphones, directly to your hearing aid.

They Can Help You Hear Better in Noisy Environments

For people with hearing loss, listening to conversations in noisy environments is always a struggle. The more advancedhearing aid technology, however, can improve hearing performance by helping to reduce background noises while focusing on the speech sounds closest toyou.

There’s Less Feedback

Feedback noises, such as whistling, background noises, and echoes, have always been a frustration associated with wearing a hearing aid. Advances in digital technology, however, have been able to minimize or eliminate these bothersome noises completely. As a result, annoying sounds are better controlledand sound clarity and quality are dramatically improved.

They’re Smart

Advanced hearing aid models are smart, meaning that they have self-learning features that monitor and learn from your behaviors. For example, if you always increase the volume of your hearing aid when you enter a noisy environment, your device will remember these settings. In the future, the device will automatically increase the volume in a similar hearing situation.

There Are More Accessories

Using hearing aid accessories and assistive technologies can allow you to hear better in some specific situations. Due to advances in wireless technology, the options for accessories are wide and varied, including TV accessories and wireless remotes.

Some Can Be Connected to Your Smartphone

For your convenience, your hearing aid settings can now be adjusted right from your smartphone. Some models come with smartphone applications. Simply sync up the app to the device and you will be able to manage your hearing aids directly from your phone.

Most Can Be Easily Concealed

Depending on the type and degree of your hearing loss, you may be able to choose from a variety of types of hearing aids that are easily concealed and near invisible. Due to digital sound processing, incredible technological features can now be programmed in a tiny microchip. That means you get increased functionality and power, but in a smaller, less noticeable device that can be concealed in the ear canal. The more important issue, though, is hearing your best.Most people forget that you can’t hide hearing loss, which is more obvious when you answer incorrectly or don’t respond at all.So remember that hearing better with something slightly visible is less obvious in the long run than not hearing well. 

There Are Different Models to Suit Every Need

You now have increased freedom of choice when it comes to choosing hearing aids that exactly meet your hearing requirements, lifestyle, and needs. There are a wide variety of different types of hearing aids, different styles, different features, and even different colors to suit all needs.

To learn more about the latest hearing aid technology and how you can benefit, request an appointment with a doctoral-level audiologist at Associated Audiologists. Call Toll Free 1-855-547-8745.

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