Hearing aids are like most other forms of technology in that they are always changing and adapting to meet our ever-changing needs – even those we didn’t know we had!
Hearing aids have received quite the facelift over the past few years and all of the major manufacturers have released new products in 2012. What do these new products offer in terms of hearing? Great question! Read on to find out how.
Exciting new advances in hearing aid technology offer the following features and benefits:
- Binaural processing – Hearing aids now talk to each other, even behind our backs! This allows them to improve your hearing and understanding in noisy situations where older hearing aids amplified too much background noise and left you grasping for words.
- Automatic program control – Are you tired of manually controlling your hearing aids every time you enter a noisy place? Sick of turning up the volume in church and then turning it back down again at the reception? New hearing aids have automatic transmissions that control your hearing aids regardless of the environment! Imagine walking into a restaurant and all of a sudden the noise quiets down and your friends and family are instantly audible, that’s automatic program control!
- Connectivity options – Do you still struggle with the TV or cell phone? Our society is dependent on these technologies and being left out is depressing and isolating. Reconnect on the phone and TV with connectivity options that work seamlessly with your hearing aids! Imagine hearing the phone and TV in stereo AND corrected for your hearing loss! It doesn’t get much better than that.
- Durability and flexibility– Have you ever accidentally walked into the shower with your hearing aids on? There’s nothing to worry about with new technology hearing aids because they can be 100% waterproof! Imagine showering with your hearing aids on and hearing how well you actually do sound when you sing in the shower! Do you swim laps at the local YMCA? Keep your hearing aids on and you’ll hear every stroke and even the lifeguard telling you to stay in your lane!
If your hearing aids are over three years old or not working well for you, then you owe it to yourself to at least listen to some of the new technology out there. You’ll be pleasantly surprised what you may have been missing!