Technology and design have brought sleek new styles and amazing capabilities
to electronic devices we use every day. So why not hearing devices?
Advances in hearing device technology have improved every aspect —
from size and clarity to features such as Bluetooth capabilities. Those
living with hearing loss can enjoy more benefits than ever before.
Today’s hearing devices are extremely discreet; some are even smaller
than a watch battery. Even behind-the-ear hearing devices are smaller
than ever while some in-the-canal style hearing devices are 100 percent
invisible, making it impossible to know who’s wearing a hearing
aid. With digital technology, devices provide a more accurate simulation
of the way the ear works. That means sounds are more natural to the user.
The devices can automatically adjust to rapidly changing listening environments,
eliminating the need for manual adjustments.
Also, that irritating whistle that lets everyone know you are wearing hearing
devices is gone. Feedback management technology allows the hearing device
to recognize feedback and squelch it before it ever occurs.
Communication clarity is made possible by microphones that focus on the
sound source while reducing or eliminating irritating and distracting
background noise. That stuffed up or “talking in the barrel”
feeling has also been eliminated by slim design hearing devices that leave
your ear canal open, resulting in comfort and clarity of speech.
Some hearing devices are now Bluetooth enabled, able to receive wireless
signals sent from or to other Bluetooth enabled devices such as your cell
phone, television, FM radios and GPS.
Imagine being able to watch television with your whole family without having
to turn up the volume of the TV; you can adjust the volume manually for
your own hearing device. You can even listen to the radio or a ballgame
— all in your ear. No more yelling into the phone or being yelled
at. Bluetooth hearing amplifiers for your cell phone makes telephone conversations
easier and clearer.
With so many types and styles of hearing devices, let a licensed audiologist
guide your choice. Marshall ENT & Hearing Center’s licensed
audiologists provide hearing evaluations, professional counseling, hearing
device fittings and service geared to provide patients with the best hearing
possible. Offices are located in Placerville and Cameron Park. Most insurance
will cover a comprehensive evaluation when referred by a physician and
performed by an audiologist.
For more information visit marshallhearing.org or call (530) 344-2010.