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6 Amazing Benefits of Smart Hearing Aids

Smartwatches and wearable technology are all the rave, but the most game-changing device is the smart hearing aid. Unlike other wearable devices, you will not tuck your smart hearing aid away in the drawer and forget about it. They are smaller, more discreet, and able to connect to several of your other devices. Simply put, smart hearing aids are transforming the lives of individuals with hearing impairments. Continue reading to learn more about the smaller, smarter, and more advanced smart hearing aids.

Super Interactive Smart Hearing Aids

Today's smart hearing aids are able to detect and analyze environments, which allows it to quickly adjust and provide an optimized listening experience. Instead of having to take the hearing aid out to adjust it, you can wirelessly control various functions through innovative smartphone apps. You can manage and control different programs, volume, and several other advanced settings, such as microphone focus. Many of the smartest smart hearing aids are designed to remember your preferences over time in various listening situations.

Autonomous Smart Hearing Aids

When you wear a hearing aid, you should have the ability to interact with your device when and how you want. This feature is offered in smart hearing aids, and the device can also work automatically, regardless of the situation. As a result, you will be able to place your hearing aid in the morning and enjoy care-free hearing until you decide to remove them later in the evening.

Stay Connected with Smart Hearing Aids

Smart hearing aids are designed to connect to tablets, smartphones, landline phones, TVs, and more through Bluetooth technology. Your hearing aid can also double as high-definition headsets that allows you to watch TV, take a phone call, or stream music. Instead of having to switch devices, your smart hearing aid will allow you to enjoy a seamless listening experience with a bolstered battery life. While you may have previously had to worry about Bluetooth draining the battery, smart hearing aids feature stronger batters for a superior hearing experience.

Get Closer to Friends and Family

Smart hearing aids can also be paired with a small, clip-on microphone that's ideal for busy restaurants, noisy venues, and places of worship. If you are wearing the aid and want to be able to hear a particular individual better, simply ask them to clip the microphone to their shirt. Then the speaker's voice will be wirelessly transmitted from the clip-on microphone to the hearing aid.

Cool Enough for Younger People

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a

staggering 26 million Americans between the age of 20 and 69 suffer from high-frequency hearing loss because of exposure to noise. However, only 16% of the individuals in this group actually use hearing aids. Smart hearing aids have a unique cool factor that speaks to younger people, which makes it easier to convince younger patients to wear them. In any case, these are the same young people who find it almost impossible to live without their smartphone.

Designed for Seniors

While it's relatively easy to convince younger people to utilize smart hearing aids, it's a little more difficult to explain how and why older patients will benefit from the most high-tech hearing aids on the market. However, smart hearing aids are relatively easy to use. If someone can figure out how to use a smartphone, they can almost certainly figure out how to utilize a smart hearing aid. To make it even easier, the volume and other settings can be controlled through remotes for people who are not confident with mobile technology. These remotes offer larger buttons than those typically offered on cellphones.

Get Smart Hearing Aids

It's vital to keep in mind the most important role of your hearing aids is to bolster your hearing. If your hearing aids can connect to your Android phone shouldn't be the main factor you consider when shopping for hearing aids. Instead, it's best to speak to a qualified healthcare professional to help you choose a hearing aid with good sound quality, a comfortable, and one that will improve your hearing in different listening situations.

Contact North Shore hearing today to schedule an appointment with a certified audiologist.

Diane Faulknor, MA, CCC/A

After 18 years of experience in the field of audiology and hearing aid dispensing, I felt it was time to start my own practice which has led to the creation of North Shore Hearing, P.C. I take pride in the care I provide for my patients as hearing is not just a medical issues we need to deal with, but also the social and lifestyle ramifications that people with poor hearing live with on a day-to-day basis. Based on not only your hearing loss, but also the type of lifestyle you lead, we'll work together to fit you with the most appropriate hearing aid available in today's marketplace.

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