Have you been struggling with hearing loss? You might be worried that hearing aids will make you feel old, or that they won’t be able to keep up with your active lifestyle. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Modern hearing technology has improved in leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, and hearing devices of today are nothing like the clunky hearing aids you might be envisioning. Built like sophisticated mini computers, today’s hearing aids will shock and amaze you with their versatility, quality, and sleek design.
You want discreet, beautiful devices, and hearing aid manufactures are delivering just that. These devices are ergonomic and slender, and will have you excited to put them on. Some models are hidden behind the ear, while others sit in the ear, or even in the ear canal. There are even a few models that sit within the ear canal, and are actually invisible. Some designs are made to look like modern electronics, and to the casual observer, it might look like you’re wearing earbuds rather than assistive technology.
The most important function of a hearing aid it to help you hear in any listening environment, and in the modern lifestyle, we often find ourselves in noisy restaurants or crowded office buildings. Thankfully, hearing technology will help you everywhere you go. In places with a lot of noise, directionality mics will help you focus on important speech sounds, even if the person speaking isn’t directly in front of you. With background noise suppression and speech enhancement, you’ll be able to hear clearly in any environment. Not only that, but special programs keep your voice sounding natural, so you’ll enjoy full sound quality, whether listening to someone else, or when telling a great story.
One exciting new feature of many modern hearing aids is rechargeable technology. You can say goodbye to fiddling with tiny batteries, or running out of power in the middle of a busy day at the office. With rechargeable devices, you can enjoy a full day of power without any stress. Simply put your devices on the charger at night, and in the morning you’ll wake up to a full day of clear hearing.
Worried that hearing aids might interfere with some of your favorite activities, like listening to music during your workout, or hearing during a conference call at work? Many modern devices offer the best in connectivity features, and you’ll be able to stream audio right to your ears. With Made for iPhone technology, your devices can be linked to your phone, so you can stream phone calls, music, a workout playlist, or even driving directions right to your ears. You can also control all the programs and settings of your devices through a smartphone app, so you’ll have complete control in the palm of your hand, and won’t ever have to adjust settings manually.
Many modern hearing aids have geotagging features, allowing you to save your listening preferences based on location. For example, you can geotag settings for your home, office, or favorite restaurant, and as soon as you arrive in that location your hearing aids will automatically adjust to those settings, so you can hear clearly without lifting a finger.
Enjoy going to the gym, biking on Saturday, or going for a run before work? For anyone with an active lifestyle, modern hearing aids come with advanced nanotechnology coating that protects your devices from sweat, dirt, dust, debris, earwax, and moisture, so you can take them anywhere, and always enjoy clear hearing.
A Comfortable Fit
If you’re going to wear your hearing aids day in and day out, then need to be comfortable, and modern hearing technology offers the best in custom fit hearing aids, so you won’t even notice there’s something in your ears. New models are durable, but are more lightweight than ever, and once they’ve been fitted correctly, you’ll be able to wear them comfortably for many hours.
Wondering how hearing aids will fit into your busy life? Visit us today at Active Hearing & Audiology to find out more about the hearing aid features that support a modern lifestyle, and try out your favorite model.