Your friend may recall the stories of a parent or grandparent who owned hearing aids, but complained about them or simply didn’t wear them. Common issues included squealing/whistling, unnatural sound (especially the wearer’s own voice), too much amplification of background noise and physical discomfort with the devices.
These and other complaints have all but vanished with recent advances in technology and fitting techniques. Today’s hearing aids deliver clear, amazingly natural sound, as well as selective amplification and automatic digital noise reduction that minimizes interference from background noise. In addition, the latest fitting techniques help ensure long-lasting comfort with all types of devices, whether worn in the ear canal or behind the ear.
Plus, the latest hearing aids do a lot of things that previously weren’t possible. Does your friend use a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer? Wireless connectivity could enable her to stream clear audio from her favorite device directly to the hearing aids. Maybe she dislikes the idea of changing the batteries in her hearing aids. Now she can choose from numerous rechargeable hearing aids, providing a full day of listening on a single overnight charge. The list of remarkable innovations goes on and on!