Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013

Hearing Aid Reviews: What's New in Technology?

Brunette female smiles after discovering new hearing aid technology

Twenty-five years ago custom fit hearing aids, in-the-ear hearing aids and wax guards had just come on the market. Today’s hearing aids have built on these innovative features and thrived from exciting new technologies based on important discoveries about how our hearing works.

Crucial new discoveries about pitch perception in music, speech, and sound location have gone into refining the latest hearing aid technology.

In the last quarter century increased knowledge about the nuanced ranges of hearing have allowed for extraordinary acoustical evolutions in the auditory health field, making today’s hearing aids one of the most sophisticated technologies available. Modern scientific breakthroughs include:

  • Dedicated speech sensors identify critical language while diminishing background noise.
  • Directional Microphones hone in on specific sounds-- no matter what direction they originate from, decreasing unwanted noises.
  • Superior sound systems capture and preserve the naturalness of your environment, including speech.
  • Open fit hearing aids eliminate the once troublesome occlusion effect—a hollow, booming, or echoing sound of a wearer’s own voice.
  • Information storage systems allow hearing aids to learn a wearer’s preferences, recording them and adjusting automatically when it detects similar noise situations.
  • Wireless technology allows streaming of information from computer, iPod, DVD, television, or car GPS directly to a wearer’s hearing aids.
  • When we hear the mind adjusts and focuses automatically by tuning out irrelevant sounds and honing in on the essential noise—like someone speaking in a crowded restaurant. Today’s hearing aids mimic this ability.
  • So how do people who've worn hearing aids their whole lives review some of the advances in hearing aid technology?

    "I have worn hearing aids all my life. I’m now 53 yrs old the advancement of the latest hearing aids I have are the most improvement I have ever seen. Not only does it help with specific type of hearing loss, but with a Bluetooth device I can now hear on my phone with out any problems." Tim Oleson

    If you'd like to learn more, see your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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