Today’s hearing aids can do so much more than just help with your hearing. Packed with the latest technology, they’re now smarter than ever and offer an array of improved features, including enhanced smartphone connectivity and better charging capabilities. Most importantly, sound quality has improved immensely, all within discreet, sleek and comfortable designs.
Sometimes, life can get noisy. Noise reduction technology helps to make uncomfortable sounds, like the clatter of silverware, less intrusive. When you're on the go and the weather picks up, wind noise reduction settings can also reduce discomfort.
Being able to hear friends and family is important. When there's lots of background chatter, some newer hearing aids let you focus more on the person talking, allowing you to hear them more clearly.
With custom-fit and cutting-edge technology, these hearing aids are nearly invisible so no one will notice them. They combine discreetness and manageability to provide a powerful hearing solution.
It's never been easier to stream audio directly from selected smartphones. Wireless technology found in modern hearing aids gives you the freedom to listen to your favourite songs, stream TV shows and answer phone calls.
The latest in hearing aid technology includes rechargeable capabilities. These hearing aids contain a built-in lithium-ion battery, so you no longer need to replace batteries. They can be charged quickly when needed, or overnight so you are always ready to go.
Binaural processing makes it possible for two hearing aids to connect to each other wirelessly, communicating in a way that simulates the processes of the brain as it collects information from each ear. The technology allows the hearing aids to automatically make adjustments when needed, reducing the total number of manual adjustments that need to be made.
Helping to reduce the severity of the symptoms experienced, tinnitus masking technology can be helpful in managing the condition. The technology emits sounds of a specific frequency and volume that help to mask the noises heard by those living with tinnitus.
Depending on your routine, there may be certain environments that you find yourself in more often than others. Some modern hearing aids allow you to program settings for a variety of environments, ensuring you enjoy optimal hearing conditions wherever you go. You might choose to have settings pre-programmed for noisy restaurants and social gatherings, and others for quieter settings such as home and work.
Great for those who love to talk on the phone, comfort phone settings help to make communicating easier. After detecting that you are holding a phone to your ear, the volume is automatically adjusted to allow clearer speech and sounds to be heard.
Modern hearing aids tend to produce sounds that are richer and of higher quality than those produced by older devices.
Speech and music tend to be very different in terms of their richness and volume. Specialised music programs allow hearing aids to differentiate between the two, adjusting volume and other settings to provide better sound quality.
While the basic elements of hearing aids have remained much the same over the last few decades, the technology used in hearing aids has continued to progress, with new features allowing for Bluetooth connectivity, binaural processing, digital noise reduction and more. Although the technology used by manufacturers in different models does vary, the overall quality of hearing aids has certainly improved over time.