If you have a hearing loss but think you won’t be able to find a hearing aid that’s right for you, it’s time to reconsider. Today’s hearing technology is miles ahead of the hearing aid you might be imagining, that clunky, cumbersome device your uncle used to wear, that whistled with feedback every time you got too close, and always seemed to run out of power at a critical moment. Hearing devices have come a long way in the last 10 years, so let’s look at some of the hearing aid features that support a modern lifestyle!
No one wants a pair of large devices hanging behind their ears, drawing attention away from their fabulous outfit, and making people comment on their hearing loss. Modern hearing aids feature sleek designs that tuck snuggly behind the ear, or sit within the outer ear. Some devices are so tiny they are placed within the ear canal itself, and are practically invisible.
If you want to make a statement, you can also choose a modern device in a bright, bold color. These devices are designed to look more like electronics than hearing aids, and you might fool your friends into asking about your cool new earbuds.
Charging Made Easy
For many hearing aid wearers, a big worry is that their devices might run out of power at the moment they need them the most, and instead of leading a team meeting, you’ll be sitting in a corner fumbling with your batteries and miss the whole thing. Many of today’s hearing aids feature rechargeable batteries, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of power again. Rather than fiddling with tiny hearing aid batteries, the built-in batteries will charge overnight. All you have to do is place the devices on the charger when you go to bed, and you’ll wake up to a full day of stress-free hearing. If you take frequent trips for business or leisure, you can even find portable chargers that don’t need to be plugged into the wall, and can provide up to three days of power for your hearing aids.
The Ultimate in Comfort
Hearing technology isn’t just about the programs, it’s also about added comfort. If you’re going to wear something all day every day, don’t you want it to be comfortable? There’s nothing heavy or awkward about modern hearing aids, and they’re lightweight, covered with a nanotechnology coating to protect them from dust and moisture, and custom molded to fit your ears perfectly.
Hearing in Noise
One of the biggest complaints when it comes to hearing loss is hearing clearly in places with a lot of background noise. You’ve been keeping up with the times, and you and your friends enjoy going out to trendy restaurants and bars. But with the background music, and all the chatter from people around you, it can be impossible to focus on important speech sounds, and follow conversations. Modern hearing technology is designed to help you hear in noise, with directionality mics that will amplify what you want to hear. Background noise reduction features will dim background sounds, and some hearing aids will actually help you to hear better in noise than your friends who don’t need hearing aids!
Have you struggled to enjoy music since you’ve had hearing loss? This is because your hearing loss isn’t allowing you to hear the overtones and undertones that give music is rich, full sound, and cranking up the volume to hear a quiet bridge will have you covering your ears the moment the chorus comes back at full volume. Programs designed for music lovers are an amazing new feature of modern hearing aids. They work to balance sounds, and amplify the tones you’re missing, so you can hear music the way you used to. With streaming capabilities, some models even allow you to play music directly to your hearing aids!
My Hearing Centers
Modern hearing devices are tailored to match your unique lifestyle and hearing needs. Whether you spend all day at work, enjoy traveling, work out at the gym in the mornings, or meet friends for happy hour, we’ve got you covered. Visit us at My Hearing Centers to find out how hearing aids can fit into your life.