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Five features in modern hearing aids

Feb, 06, 2024

Hearing aids are very personal devices, often tailored to the needs of the person who wears them. While some features are fundamental and common to all hearing aids, such as amplifying sound waves and channeling them into the ear canal, advancements in technology have not only enhanced these features but also allowed for the introduction new ones. For example, you may connect some hearing aids to virtual assistants, like Siri or Alexa, through the hearing aid microphone. 

1. The availability of wireless connectivity

Wireless hearing aids allow users to connect to their smartphones, tablets, televisions and virtual assistants directly to the hearing aid. This fundamental feature, made possible by new technologies, enables individuals with hearing impairments to live more independently.

Additionally, the concept of 'streaming sound directly from your devices' has also become widespread, allowing users with hearing impairments to listen to audio content directly through their hearing aids.

2. Adapt to various musical contexts

The newest generation of hearing aids have essential features for music and outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, they can be personalised to enhance some sounds rather than others, ensuring a rich and uninterrrupted listening experience.

3. Therapy for Tinnitus and Notch

Hearing aids offer relief for tinnitus, enabling those affected to live a normal daily life.

Notch Therapy is a tinnitus treatment option that helps reduces overstimulation, teaching the brain to stop perceiving the ringing associated with tinnitus.

4. Handling single-use batteries

A standard disposable battery typically lasts from 3 to 22 days. However, thanks to technological advances, many hearing aids now come with rechargeable batteries, offering a more convenient and eco-friendly alternative to disposable ones.

5. Use of Voice Recognition technology

Modern hearing aids feature voice recognition technology that can distinguish and process the wearer's voice separately from other sounds and voices. This capability ensures natural sound quality, improving the overall hearing experience by enhancing all other sounds. This advanced technology allows for effortless adaptation and offers long-term satisfaction for the user.

Additional features of hearing aids

The latest technologies have led to the development of next-generation hearing aids that offer several benefits, such as:

  • Improved sound quality
  • Bluetooth compatibility for added feature;
  • Customisable settings for the prioritization of certain sounds in specific environments.

Thanks to these advances, these individuals can enjoy a more natural and effortless hearing experience.

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