Things have changed since your great, great grandfather held an ear trumpet up to his ear. Modern hearing aids are able to do so much more than they could do even a decade ago. The development of hearing aid tech enables users to participate in activities that were impossible at one point. Hearing aids can now do the following things.
1. Don’t Fall Out While Exercising
Once upon a time, it would have been risky to ride a bike or go jogging with your hearing aids in place. When you are physically active, hearing aids can fall out and that even goes for high quality devices. Nowadays whether you are an athlete or beginner you can exercise while wearing your hearing aids.
However, the evolution is not just in the technology. You still can damage or lose your hearing aids if they fall out. Innovation wins out with a simple concept: hearing aid retention cords. Consider it a lanyard for your hearing aids. They slide on to the devices and then clip to your clothes for safety. Kids will also benefit from hearing aid retention cords.
2. Resist Water
While it is true most hearing aids are water resistant, they still don’t do well when completely submerged. Instead, if you want to swim you’ll need to get yourself waterproof hearing aids and consider a few accessories.
Raincoats are available for your hearing aids. Waterproof Sleeves fit securely over the devices to shield them from water damage while still allowing you to hear. The majority of the sleeves have cords that attach to your clothing too, so you won’t lose the hearing aids when you are enjoying some summer fun.
A dehumidifier is another item you might want to get. No matter how cautious you are, some amount of water is going to get inside the case. The device is dried out by the dehumidifier without causing damage to the delicate components.
3. Pair With Your Smartphone
Now when your phone rings you don’t have to take your hearing aids out. Not all hearing aid brands do this, though. Wireless streaming capability and Bluetooth enabling are features you will want to think about when purchasing new hearing aids. This technology lets them pair with your phone just like Bluetooth earbuds or headphones do.
Want to stream a movie? This is another case where wireless functionality are useful. With Bluetooth or wireless, the hearing aids can receive sound from your TV or MP3 player.
The majority of hearing aids have a telephone adaptation, also, that works for cell phones or landlines. Telephone adaptation makes use of a telecoil to pick up signals from the phones so you can hear them through your hearing aids.
That’s right, machine learning capabilities are available in many models. Certain devices will make volume adjustments depending on the setting by remembering your preference and you won’t have to do anything.
You can also just press a button and recall a specific setup stored in one of the numerous programs.
5. Stopping The Ringing
For lots of people tinnitus and loss of hearing are closely linked. You will hear sounds better because your hearing aid can produce tinnitus masking noises. The masking noise cancels out the tinnitus, and that ringing stops. Tinnitus masking is a specific feature, though, and not available from all brands. If you are investing in hearing aids, and want this feature, you will need to ask for it.
6. Store Data
A powerful new feature in hearing aids is data logging. Volume changes, when you use the hearing aid, and background noises you encounter are examples of things that are logged by these devices.
Crucial modifications can be made when your audiologist or hearing aid retailer pull up this information improving sound quality.
7. Go Remote
Hearing aids with remotes let you to quickly change programs, adjust the volume or even act as a Bluetooth streaming device.
All of these features permit you to do things that weren’t possible years ago despite the fact that they aren’t all brand new. Also, progress in hearing aid technology is always being made. If you go shopping for new hearing aids, be certain to take a look at the latest and greatest features. To see them all, make an appointment with a hearing professional right away.