Advancements in Hearing Aid Technology

Advancements in Medicine Section

 

Understanding Hearing Loss

When was the last time you truly took stock of your hearing? If it’s been a while, there’s a good chance that your hearing has worsened over time, and you just didn’t notice. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74, and one-half of those 75 and older, have disabling hearing loss. Behind high blood pressure and arthritis, it’s the third most common chronic condition affecting older adults. Unfortunately, the effects of hearing loss can be devastating to both your mental and physical health.

 

New Solutions

Thanks to continual advancements, hearing aid technology remains on the cutting edge. Today, custom hearing aid devices can connect directly to your phone to help you enjoy the highest quality of life possible. There are personalized apps that allow you to adjust settings easily or set in-ear and on-screen reminders, while other apps can share information about hearing aid usage, social engagement, physical activity levels, and falls with your loved ones.

These revolutionary devices can also connect straight to your television to allow wireless listening. With just one tap, the artificial intelligence scans your environment and makes automatic adjustments for easier listening. 

But the user-friendly features don’t end there. With folks on the go more than ever, rechargeable technology has become a must. With just one three-hour charge, your custom device can provide 24+ hours of power. 

 

Benefits to Patients

The interconnectedness of custom hearing aid devices can keep you living your fullest life, and they’re designed for easy use. By connecting straight to your smartphone or TV, you won’t miss a beat, and your loved ones will stay in the loop as well. Plus, with rechargeable options, there’s no need to replace the batteries every three to 10 days, which can prove challenging for anyone with limited dexterity or vision impairments. With technology improving all other facets in life, it’s only fair that your hearing device does the same!