3 High-Tech Features of Modern Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids have come a long way since the first ones were invented years ago. Where they were once basic pieces of equipment. Of course, with all the new developments of the hearing aid people thought that this was incredible and advanced, but it’s only getting more advanced. In this article, we’re going to be talking about three of the high-tech features of modern hearing aids, so keep reading down below if you would like to find out more about this.

Rechargeable Batteries

The first high-tech feature of modern hearing aids is the fact that some of them include rechargeable batteries. Gone are the days for some users in which they have to change the hearing aid battery regularly, which is a fiddly and irritating process. It requires a lot of fiddling about, little pieces being all over the place and it’s quite a challenge at the best of times. Some people even take their hearing aids to their hearing instrument specialist (HIS) to get this sorted because it can be that inconvenient. 

Rechargeable batteries are the new thing that people are getting. A hearing aid will tell you when the batteries are getting low by beeping slightly in your ear. Some have a battery light that will indicate when the battery is low, and most hearing aids take around three hours to become fully charged. This should last you a good 30 hours, some even longer.

A bonus of rechargeable batteries is that they typically have a longer shelf life than other types of batteries. This means that when they need to be changed will be approximately five years down the line, making them the more environmentally friendly option as less of these are ending up on landfill sites. As such, if you are environmentally conscious, this is certainly something that you should be considering, and you can speak to your HIS about this.

Bluetooth Compatibility

Another high-tech feature of hearing aids is Bluetooth compatibility. Modern hearing aids allow you to connect your hearing aids to your device such as your smartphone so that you can listen to things directly from there. As such, you won’t have to worry about taking your hearing aids out to use earphones if this is something that you have been doing thus far. It makes life much easier for the wearer, ensuring that they are experiencing improved signal-to-noise ratio and will also eliminate unwanted feedback from the microphone.

Having Bluetooth is an extremely convenient solution to the problems that hearing aid wearers were once experiencing. Adding an extra layer of personalization to hearing aids, Bluetooth connectivity gives the wearer the best that their aids have to offer whether they are on iOS or Android. As an added bonus, most Bluetooth hearing aids come with rechargeable batteries.

Artificial Intelligence

The final thing that we are going to mention is artificial intelligence. This is still a relatively new technology on the market, so is still being developed, however it is being implemented in a number of different ways. Hearing aids are one of the newest tech devices to benefit from artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence can learn your preferences such as what volume you like to have in certain kinds of environments. Once you have logged these a few times, your hearing aids will start to automatically adjust when you are in a certain place to provide you with the settings that you want.

The information can also be accessed by your HIS to customize your hearing aid fitting even more. This is all part of making it the most personalized experience possible, ensuring that a blanket approach is not being taken to hearing loss as a whole.

Not only this, but it also provides a clearer sound for some people. Many people who use these hearing aids find that their experience is far superior to those who do not. The future is full of tech and it’s making a real difference in the hearing loss community.

If you would like to know more about hearing aids, what the best ones are or you are looking for a new specialist, then you can learn more about Delta Hearing Services. Get in touch with us on (941) 267-4871 today to speak to a friendly member of the team about your needs. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you as soon as possible with your hearing aid needs.