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.
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.