Basic hearing aids help those with hearing loss process sounds, and they have helped millions of people to have a better quality of life since they were introduced. The first electric hearing aids were invented around the turn of the 19th century. Today’s advanced technology provides many more options to those who use them.
What Are Some Recent Advancements in Hearing Aids?
New digital technology offers personalized options to address your specific hearing issues. The advanced features provide many extra benefits.
Pinpointed Frequency Response
Hearing aids separate incoming sounds into bands of sound in different frequencies. Because each person’s prescription is different, some users may not have trouble hearing one frequency but can’t hear others. Higher-end hearing aids can be customized to amplify only the frequencies its wearer has difficulty with, thus fine-tuning its output.
Many hearing aids can now be managed through smartphone apps. These apps can make adjustments, keep track of battery life, directly connect to audio input sources and perform assistive listening functions.
The implementation of artificial intelligence into hearing aids lets them identify different kinds of audio input and adjust hearing aid settings automatically to provide better sound clarity and quality. AI learns from past exposure to certain sounds, situations and people and acts much as your brain would if you didn’t suffer from hearing loss.
People often don’t know what adjustments they should make to their hearing aids to improve sound quality and clarity. AI hearing aids can make the appropriate adjustments, often providing clearer sound than if the wearer adjusted settings manually.
Streaming and Bluetooth Compatibility
Many of today’s newer hearing aids include a streamer that allows wireless technology built into the hearing aids to connect to other devices using Bluetooth pairing.
Like users connect speakers, earbuds or headphones to their smartphones and TVs, hearing aid wearers can pair their aids with Bluetooth-enabled devices. This direct sound input reduces outside noises that can diminish your ability to hear a phone conversation, music or TV dialog clearly.
A remote microphone used in conjunction with this Bluetooth compatibility can stream one person’s voice directly into your hearing aid, cutting down on background noises.
Rather than two hearing aids acting separately, wireless technology creates a single system that combines the input from both devices. This synchronized sound processing improves the quality of sound and allows wearers to better identify the source of those sounds.
Hearing aid batteries are tiny and run out of juice rather quickly. More and more hearing aids now feature rechargeable batteries which can save money and aggravation by eliminating the need to keep a supply of new batteries on hand. These batteries don’t have to be removed to be recharged; the entire hearing aid is placed in a charger, so you don’t have to handle tiny batteries.
People who suffer from hearing loss are often reluctant to wear hearing aids because other people will see them, and that might cause embarrassment. Today’s hearing aids are much less noticeable, some even fitting inside the ear canal.
Do You Need Hearing Aids?
HEAR Center can present you with hearing aid options that are best suited for infants, children and adults.
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