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Do You Know about the Latest Technology in Hearing Aids?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Do You Know about the Latest Technology in Hearing Aids---1.jpgTechnology moves by leaps and bounds. Just look at the world around you: Smartphone technology is evolving. Artificial intelligence is now enabling machines to perform increasingly complex tasks. 

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You might wonder what other technologies have been evolving. Hearing aid technology is probably one area you didn’t think about immediately. The latest technology in hearing aids keeps improving people’s hearing experiences. Here’s how.

Wearable Tech

While everyone else marvels at the advances in wearable tech like the Apple Watch, hearing aid users are probably shaking their heads. They’ve had wearable tech for ages! 

The latest technology in hearing aids actually puts them on par with other wearable devices. In fact, they’re probably even more useful. The use of Bluetooth technology in a wide variety of devices allows hearing aids to integrate with them seamlessly. Now when you answer a call on your iPhone, you can stream it directly through your hearing aids to get the best possible sound quality. 

Personalization and Customization

Speaking of personalized experiences, the latest technology in hearing aids aims to provide each user with a fully customized device to support their unique hearing needs. Just like Bluetooth technology has made it easier to connect to devices, such as your phone, new apps are making it easier than ever to adjust your hearing aids. 

Apps allow you to control sound and volume profiles with nothing more than a touch of a button. Pre-programmed settings allow you to adjust to any environment, making your hearing aids more responsive to your needs than ever before. 

Even the molding of hearing aids is personalized these days. Your audiologist can help you achieve the perfect fit by molding the device to your ear. A custom fit guarantees a better and more comfortable wearing experience.

Smarter Devices

What if you didn’t need to even click a button to change the settings on your hearing aids? The latest technology in hearing aids is doing just that. Rather than needing your input, some “smart” hearing aids use technology to assess the environment around you. These smart devices can then automatically shift sound profiles and settings to optimize device performance for you.

Built for Your Lifestyle

Hearing aids are designed to withstand wear and tear. Newer technologies aim to make hearing aids even more able to keep up with you.  New designs, advanced technology, and breakthrough engineering like nano-coating is allowing hearing aids to be used in situations and environments that weren’t possible just 6-7 years ago. For example, some technologies employ advanced noise reduction and wind cancellation technologies, making for optimal performance in the great outdoors. Just like you, these hearing aids never quit!

Getting Better All the Time

It’s exciting to see the new advances and the latest technology in hearing aids. Today’s models are much more advanced, even compared to just a few years ago. This trend is likely to continue too, as hearing aid manufacturers work to improve their offerings.

If you haven’t updated your hearing aids in a while, you might want to talk to your audiologist to see what kinds of new technologies you could be taking advantage of. Recent advances could make your hearing aids more useful or more comfortable for you. If you’re new to the hearing aid market, be sure to talk to a doctoral-level audiologist about your options.

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