Advances in Hearing Aid Technology
The ‘quality of life’ benefits that hearing aids deliver are largely due to the significant advances in modern hearing aid technology. Connect Hearing ensures its customers have access to the latest - and best - hearing aid technologies.
Learn more about current hearing aid technologies below.
Open Fit Hearing Aids
Open Fit hearing aids are a relatively new and very popular style of hearing aid. They are virtually invisible, sit behind the ear, are comfortable to wear and deliver personalized sound into the ear via discreet, transparent tubing. Open Fit hearing aids keep the ear canals free preserving the ears own natural ability to amplify sound. People wearing open fit hearing aids enjoy the “unplugged” feeling this discreet style provides.
Bothered by background noise? The introduction of directional microphones revolutionized the way hearing aids function in noisy situations. Directional microphones work to pick up sound in one direction while reducing the noise from other directions which means better understanding of conversations in noisy places like restaurants.
Feedback in hearing aids occurs when sound escapes out of the hearing aid and goes back in through the microphone. This results in an irritating, high pitched whistling sound. Feedback cancellation systems are now able to analyze the incoming signals and automatically minimize any feedback without compromising the quality of the sound. This means no more embarrassing whistling.
New technology enables hearing aids to determine if sound is speech-like or noise-like. This means that hearing aids can be personalized to offer sound without many of the unwanted background noises like road noise, wind, fans and refrigerators.
The latest in wireless technology enables two hearing aids to communicate and function as one hearing system. A single adjustment of one hearing aid shares information automatically and continuously with the other ensuring optimal results with minimal adjustments.
Bluetooth is a very exciting technology that allows your hearing aids to connect with other devices that are Bluetooth-enabled such as mobile phones, mp3 players and other electronic devices.
Telecoil technology allows you to hear sound from your telephone through your hearing aids.
Telecoils can also help you hear in other special situations. Ask your Hearing Professional for more information.
Multi-Program Hearing Aids
Multi-program hearing aids (also called multi-memory hearing aids) give you more choice. Your Hearing Professional can personalize programs on your hearing aids for specific listening situations that are important to you. This will give you more listening enjoyment in a wider variety of situations.
For more information about Hearing Aids and the latest technology, or to book an appointment with a hearing professional call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-563-HEAR (4327) or find the clinic nearest you.
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