Hearing Aid Technology

We are truly living in an age of technology where things that once seemed impossible are now benefiting our everyday lives. Take hearing aids, for example. Due to technological advances, hearing aids are helping their users more than once seemed possible. Along with assisting people with just the ability to be able to hear, many additional features are being added to these valuable aids, including better control, improved and even customization.

Hearing aid companies, such as Signia, have upgraded and updated their processors, which are in charge of enhancing sound and delivering the amplified sound to the receiver, to where they can now be programmable. This allows for the hearing aid itself to be fine-tuned and for each user’s specific needs to be catered to.

Another essential tech update that’s been made to hearing aids is the addition of noise-reducing capabilities. A problem that many people have with hearing aids is feedback from the speakers within the aid itself; this means that they would hear excessive background noise that drowns out the focus of the user. Wind reduction features have also benefited people who spend lots of time outside, either golfing or boating.

Wireless connectivity is a significant advance in today’s world where constant connectivity is so prevalent. There are now features available for hearing aids that include connection to not only your smartphones and tablets to stream music and answer phone calls but also to your smart house. Doorbells and smoke alarms are just two of the features that you’ll be able to connect to your hearing aids with this new technology available. Along with this, all of this new connectivity, data capture will be able to collect and store this information. Data capture will also be able to track your mental and physical health, including being able to detect falls.

Customization will also be a huge new feature. Not only will you be able to program different settings for different occasions, but your hearing aid will be able to sense that and change accordingly.  Technology has allowed for aspects of everyday life to become more accessible and more manageable, including being able to hear in ways that were never thought possible.

Dr. Joe Griffith, with Accessible Hearing Aids, is a certified audiologist who addresses all types of hearing concerns and ensure you get the hearing help you deserve. Call today at (504) 738-4557 to schedule your appointment!