As technology improves, so too do hearing aids. While many people still have plenty of misconceptions about these devices, the truth is that they’re rapidly improving, thanks to ever-advancing technology.
One of the best recent advances has been the advent of wireless hearing aid technology. There are advantages for users of these devices. If you need a hearing aid or are considering one, you should consider taking advantage of a wireless model.
1. Connect Quickly and Easily
Bluetooth technology is one technology that can now be incorporated into hearing aids. The same wireless technology that allows your smartphone to communicatewith your car and enables wireless mice and keyboards to talk to other devices also allows your hearing aid to work with a variety of different devices without any need for wires.
You can connect to your TV, your car stereo, your smartphone, and a whole host of other devices quickly and easily through a variety of wireless transmission technology now incorporated into most new hearing aid technology. If your device is also equipped for it, you can connect wirelessly to telecoil technology, which will allow you to tune in to auditory loops in public spaces, such as auditoriums, theaters, lecture halls, and courts.
2. Make Workouts Fun Again
Want to listen to a podcast or music while you’re on the machines at the gym? You can if you’re using wireless hearing aid technology, and you don’t need to worry about the wires! Gym goers the world over were probably excited when Apple introduced wireless headphones last year—meanwhile, hearing aid users have had this technology for severalyears now thanks to early adoption of wireless technology.
3. Crisper Sound
Streaming has allowed for cleaner, crisper sound for hearing aid users. That means your auditory experience willbe enhanced—no matter what you’re doing. Since you can connect to almost any device, you can stream the sound directly to your device, which is custom fitfor your ear and hearing. That means you can hear your TV more clearly or take that phone call without worrying about the volume of your phone.
4. Help for Directional Microphones
Wireless technology has also helped the microphones in your hearing aid. Most modern hearing aids are equipped with directional microphones, which help track sound and filter background noise. This allows users to focus on the sounds that are important to them—such as a conversation.
Wireless technology has helped directional microphones become even better at tracking those sounds, which means you can follow conversations more seamlessly than ever before.
5. Personalized Control
Since many wireless hearing aids integrate directly with smartphones and other devices, it only makes sense that they come with a better array of controls. Many devices now come with custom apps that can be used for personalized adjustment. Using the app, you can program your hearing aid to help you hear better in any situation you encounter. Hearing aids are becoming more and more customized—they support your unique hearing needs better than ever before.
6. Added Convenience
Just like you can control your hearing aids with an app on your smartphone, so too can you set things up to work at the push of a button.
Want to connect to your TV? Your device can be configured to connect instantly and automatically when you are at home. Better yet,your device can connect to your smartphone—without any fussing or button-pushing on your part.
And, given the fact that the programs in your hearing aid can be customized and operated by smartphone control, wearing a hearing aid has never been more convenient or simple. And all of this is thanks to wireless technology.
To learn more about the latest digital hearing aids with wireless technology, schedule an appointment with one of our doctoral-level audiologists.