Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014

Today's Hearing Aids

Hearing aid technology continues to advance. 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.

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 exploratory technologies and new discoveries about how hearing works. 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.
  • Crucial new discoveries about pitch perception in music, speech, and sound location have gone into refining the latest technologies.
  • Rolled out in January, ReSound LiNX is the latest offering in high end hearing aids making a splash with advanced features. LiNX integrates the exciting offerings of technology applications like Facetime, wireless streaming apps, and more with their amazing sound quality.

    If you'd like to learn more about the latest hearing aids, 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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