Hearing aids – styles, lifestyle, budget
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Latest buzz on hearing aid technology
• Direct to iPhone connectivity
Today’s hearing aids have wireless capabilities and many of the hearing aids on the market are Made for iPhone. This means the hearing aids can connect wirelessly to your iPhone, allowing you to receive phone calls or stream music directly to your hearing aids. Your iPhone can also act as a remote control to further fine tune your hearing aids in certain environments for optimal hearing and comfort. **For existing Direct to iPhone hearing aid wearers, please check our Apple Software Compatibility page before updating your iOS version.
• Rechargeable batteries
Hearing aids now have the option of rechargeable batteries. For those with dexterity or vision problems, this will greatly reduce the hassle-factor of hearing aids. No longer will you have to worry about changing batteries in the middle of the day. The hearing aids reach full charge in 4-hours while you are sleeping and have a battery-life of up to 16 hours.
• Tinnitus treatment
Amplification alone is usually enough to reduce one’s awareness or annoyance of tinnitus. However, in more severe cases, hearing aids also include tinnitus sound-generators to further reduce awareness or annoyance of tinnitus.
• Wind noise reduction
Today’s hearing aid microphones have advance wind-noise reduction features, able to reduce wind noise by up to 20 dB. No longer will wind be an issue while play golf or working outdoors.
• Feedback elimination
With today’s advanced technology, feedback (hearing aid whistling) is nearly entirely eliminated. Hearing aid users should no longer worry about embarrassing sounds coming from their hearing aids.
• TV Accessories
With the hearing aid’s wireless capabilities, TV streaming devices are available to directly stream sound from your TV to your hearing aids. This reduces distortion that can happen when sound travels and bounces off surfaces and reduces background noise in the home, further improving the clarity of TV.
• Invisible solutions
As technology improves, the size of hearing aid components continues to become smaller, allowing hearing aids to be practically invisible. Custom invisible-in-canal hearing aids sit deep into the ear canal which not only allows the hearing aid to be unseen, but also allows the user to continue to use in-the-ear earbuds and stethoscopes while wearing the hearing aids.