If you have recently found yourself having trouble with your hearing, whether it is only a minor issue or is starting to cause major issues and struggles in your daily life and function, you may be trying to determine whether or not the time has come to get yourself hearing aids. While you may be apprehensive about getting hearing aids because your first thoughts immediately go to outdated technologies that are visually unappealing and draw unwanted attention, there have been many different technological advances in hearing assistance technologies. By learning more about some of the new and emerging hearing assistance technologies, you will be able to determine the options that are best for you and your troubled hearing going forward.
New Technologically Savvy Hearable Devices
One of the newest technologies available on the market are not officially considered to be hearing aids but may lend themselves well to future developments in hearing aid technology. Hearable devices are essentially like wireless ear buds or headphones.
However, the newest generations of hearables are even better than just basic ear buds. They allow a person to hear what is going on around them at the same time they may be listening to music, the news, or podcasts.
On top of that, these technologically savvy hearable devices can also receive notifications from various social media accounts and can let a person know if they have a text message or voicemail. These integrated systems can help to change hearing aids into personalized listening devices that not only amplify sound, but also feed certain sounds and information into a person's ears without disturbing other people around them with loud notifications.
Hearing Aids that Use Smart Technology and Can Isolate Voices
While the technology used in hearable devices shows great promise for the future of hearing aids, there have also been many advances made in hearing aids themselves. Many hearing aids now are designed to connect to smart phones or tablets to allow the person wearing the hearing aids more control over the devices.
With smart technology, a person can program different volume settings and sound composition (treble, bass, etc.) for specific situations and settings. This means that, with the push of a single button on a smartphone, a person can change their hearing aid settings to perfectly suit any occasion.
Another innovation in hearing aid technology can also help a person to hear a single voice in a crowded environment such as a busy restaurant or other such environment with a great deal of noise and chatter. The newer technologies will allow you to hear that one voice clearly but also continue to hear and engage with others around you. In essence, hearing aids can now better mimic natural hearing in its complexity and abilities to isolate sounds while still hearing others.
Keep these options in mind as you consider whether or not the time has come to get a device to provide hearing assistance. Then you can be sure you are taking advantage of the best new hearing aid technologies available.Share