Hearing Aid Technology

Latest hearing aid technology

Today, even the most basic digital hearing aids offer far greater benefits than the clunky models of yesteryear. 

Some of the most notable features

Contemporary hearing aids are digital and far slimmer than the banana-shaped hearing aids your grandparents may have worn. In fact, some wireless hearing aids are so small; they’re nearly invisible. In addition, advances such as adaptive directional microphones and binaural processing have improved speech recognition, hearing in challenging listening settings, and sound localization

Background noise cancelling hearing aids

Among today's hearing aid's features are intelligent microphone digital filters that reduce annoying background noise, making noisy environments manageable for the hearing aid user. This same system makes it possible to focus on speech, regardless of the sound situation and the origin of the sound.

Discover the key technologies for noise reduction

  1. Background noise suppression: helps you focus on the important sounds.
  2. Directionality: an intelligent microphone that focuses on the direction of the target speaker.
  3. Amplification: elevates the target speaker over all other sounds in the environment.

Rechargeable hearing aids

In this fast-paced, high-tech world, hearing aid batteries can slow you down. So get up to speed with one of the coolest new hearing aid technologies. Rechargeable hearing aids eliminate the time, stress, and cost of dealing with disposable batteries. (Take note: two digital hearing aids eat up an average of 300 (or more!) batteries in a three-year time span.)

Thanks to powerful lithium-ion technology, some rechargeable hearing aids last 19-24 hours on a single charge. Charge overnight, and you’re ready to go. They’re even equipped to handle hours of high-demand tasks, such as wireless streaming—a feature known to drain disposable battery power.

Streaming hearing aids

Watching the morning news over coffee, listening to music while jogging, connecting with grandkids over video chat—technology is deeply woven into the fabric of modern living. For example, today’s hearing aids now use Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream sound from your favorite devices directly to your hearing aid—no intermediary device needed. You can also pair your hearing aids with multiple devices and switch over whenever you need to.

You can pair your hearing aids with practically any device with Bluetooth capability: cell phones, tablets, TVs, and laptops. Once connected, your hearing aids allow you:

  • Stream music during workouts (no headphones or earbuds needed!)
  • Stream TV and phone calls with minimal sound distortion/feedback
  • Adjust hearing aid programs and settings right from your phone or tablet

Although newer hearing aid technology is typically highly effective, it’s common for a whistling sound to accompany sound processed from mobile phones. Bluetooth hearing aids solve this problem because they wirelessly receive the signal directly from a device (e.g., a mobile phone) for processing and deliver it directly to the hearing aid, thereby bypassing ambient audio signals in the room. Bluetooth technology also allows the small components inside the hearing aids to communicate, creating a more coordinated and clearer auditory experience digitally. 

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