If you’ve been stalling in exploring the world of hearing aids, then you are in for a surprise. Hearing aids have driven the world of micro-processing power. So now there are smaller and more powerful hearing aids that can amplify sound in ways that emulate typical hearing. People have different hearing goals when they start to inquire about what hearing aids may be right for them. Some people need to hear when staying active in sports or outdoor activities. But others need to hear to play or listen to music. Meanwhile, others may want to hear in crowded public settings. The good news is that modern hearing aids offer features for everyone. They can enhance your everyday life and allow you to live the life you love.
Features Available in Hearing Aids Today
So many hearing aid features are available at this point. In fact, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. The good news is that we are here to listen to you. When you come to us, we will ask you questions about your lifestyle and listening habits. This is to identify any possible further risks to your hearing. We can also determine what features may best support you in your everyday life. By investing in the proper features for you, you can enhance the quality and enjoyment of your life. This way, you’ll boost confidence, stay active, and be engaged.
Here are some of the most popular hearing aid features out there today!
Rechargeable Batteries: There are still some hearing aids that require you to replace your batteries every couple of days. However, most users identified these in market research as a natural hazard. Hearing aids with rechargeable batteries are quickly becoming the standard as you simply need to plug them in overnight to enjoy power all through the next day. First introduced in 2016, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries deliver a full day of use on a single overnight charge!
Tinnitus Masking: If you’ve ever been distracted by a phantom ringing or buzzing in your ears, which won’t go away, you know how frustrating it can be! This is the sound of tinnitus. Aside from interrupting sleep, it can increase stress levels and make it very hard to concentrate on the task at hand. While tinnitus can take on many phantom sounds, many hearing aids today offer a library of masking sounds. You can choose the one closest to your tinnitus to enjoy masking technology, which emulates noise cancellation.
Health Trackers: Because your ear canal’s close to your brain, hearing aids are a great place to record accurate health data and fitness information. In just a few years, many predict that health trackers in hearing aids and earbuds may overtake the popularity of smartwatches before we know it!
Bluetooth hearing Aids: Even with hearing aids, watching TV with your friends and family can be frustrating. However, with Bluetooth technology, you can enjoy wireless streaming of your TV, stereo, Smartphone, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device directly to your ears. Bluetooth uses shortwave radio waves and is standardized across technologies. So that you can interface with just about anything else with Bluetooth. Not only does this cut down on interference of other sounds, but it amplifies the sound with accurate programming based on your last hearing exam. This means that only the tones and pitches you struggle with will be amplified, giving you ease and mobility in your listening experience.
Hearing aids for single-sided deafness
Single-sided deafness is a severe type of unilateral hearing loss, where a person has normal hearing in one ear and a hearing loss in the other. One study found that the prevalence of unilateral hearing loss among US adults is estimated at 13 million people in the US. The good news is that CROS hearing aids are designed just for this issue. They send sound from your “bad” ear to your “good” ear using wireless audio streaming. Meanwhile, if you have some hearing loss in the good ear, BiCROS hearing aids, similar to CROCS, add amplification to the good ear as well to accommodate for your degree of hearing loss on both sides.
There are so many more features out there! To find out which ones are right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Maybe it is time for an upgrade!