Sounds occur around us virtually all the time and they start and stop unpredictably. We constantly monitor these changes and choose to interact with some of the sounds, for instance, when engaging in a conversation with a familiar voice. In our daily lives, navigating and communicating in complex noise environments is met with the most difficulty and is the largest unmet need of people with a hearing impairment.
Having to guess what people are saying forces us to concentrate harder and that extra effort leaves less mental capacity for remembering conversations. You may feel tired after conversations and you’re more tempted to withdraw from social interaction as a result. Wouldn’t it be great to have a device that reduces the effort involved in listening, thus improving your recall of a conversation. Is there a hearing aid that literally scans and balances all the sounds in the environment, while removing disturbing noise? Is there a device allowing you to hear in 3D so you can follow conversations that come from different directions in a room? Could there be something that literally works like a shield to protect the clarity of speech, even in noisy environments? The answer to these questions is a resounding YES!
A hearing aid can only be as good as the digital processing chips and the platform architecture used for it. The chip defines the maximum speed, precision, type and amount of processing available. In short, not all hearing devices are created equal. There is a difference from one hearing device to another and it is important to acquaint yourself with those critical differences.
A small discreet hearing aid can be a powerhouse of innovative technology. Or a similar looking device could be nothing more than an amplifier. Learn about those devices that can easily become a source of wireless connectivity to your smartphones and other devices. Audio streaming directly to the hearing aids using Bluetooth technology has been developed especially for hearing aids and can be a great source of enjoyment.
Hearing aids can now connect directly to the internet. Wearers can connect to a range of devices used in everyday life such as door bells, thermostats and baby monitors.
We should we take advantage of the technologies that improve our daily lives. Call a qualified audiologist today who can introduce you to the best hearing device on the market today.