Advancements in Hearing Aid Technology

Bluetooth technology is helping individuals experiencing hearing loss stay connected.

Understanding Hearing Loss

Approximately 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. Though it’s one of the most prevalent health conditions in older adults, hearing loss can often go unnoticed for quite a while – it takes the average person seven years from the time they suspect they have hearing loss until the time they seek treatment. Unfortunately, the effects of hearing loss can be devastating to both mental and physical health. Thankfully, hearing aid devices allow individuals experiencing hearing loss to reclaim their sense of sound.

New Solutions

Custom hearing aid devices convey clear, natural sound that you can adjust to your preferences. Through Bluetooth technology, these devices can now connect directly to your mobile phone. Personalized apps allow you to adjust settings easily and customize in-ear and on-screen reminders. Other apps can record information about hearing aid usage, social engagement, and physical activity levels. Modern hearing aid devices can also sync to your television (via a streaming device) to allow wireless listening. No headphones necessary!

Benefits to Patients

These Bluetooth-connected hearing aids can improve the quality of life for anyone with hearing loss who requires such a device. Accessible and customizable device settings give users control and create a comfortable listening experience. Thanks to these advancements, hearing loss doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite forms of entertainment. By connecting straight to your mobile phone or television, you won’t miss a beat.

An Expert Weighs In

“According to studies conducted by the National Institute on Aging, approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss. Individuals with hearing loss find it difficult to stay connected to family and friends due to inability to be a part of conversations. They no longer enjoy a simple television program because they cannot understand the actor’s speech. As there is a tendency for adults with hearing loss to wait 5-7 years to seek treatment, it is imperative we as hearing professionals get the word out about the latest advances in hearing aid technology.”

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