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9 Facts about Today’s Modern Hearing Aids

State-of-the-art hearing aids come in sophisticated and sleek designs in a wide range of shapes and sizes promising highly improved quality of sound for those who wish to lead an active life despite being impaired. Modern hearing aids allow the hearing sounds from all directions and surroundings and some are even designed to work underwater. They are digital, wireless and connect with multiple devices like Bluetooth’s, smartphones and computers. Unlike ancient times, they are virtually discreet and snug comfortably in the ear canal, almost invisible.

Sounds interesting, no?

Below are some more interesting facts about modern hearing aids for the readers so that they can be amazed at how progressive today’s technology is.

  1. Did you know that in earlier times people used horns of primitive animals to hear sounds better? It wasn’t until the late 18th century that hearing aids began to be designed using wood. Modern hearing aids took 100 years from there to become what they are today.

  2. Most hearing aids of today are virtually impossible to be spotted by the naked eye. They are deliberately designed to be discreet so that disabled doesn’t actually feel disabled or labeled that. These comfortingly sit in the ear canal, promising easy use, and natural sound quality.

  3. There are a number of different models and sizes available. Their amazing variedness allows fashion conscious people, sports enthusiasts, intellectuals, trendsetters, and partygoers etc. to lead a normal life without feeling handicapped or different than anybody else.

  4. Modern hearing aids adjust to different soundscapes automatically. They will discern any the unwanted noise during a walk in the park or drown out chatter in busy space like subway terminals or restaurants etc. it is their versatility that makes them an ideal choice for everyone living with hearing loss.

  5. Modern hearing aids are water dust and sweat-proof. These new features come built-in in nearly all models of today. Such technology greatly improves the quality of life of those in challenging careers such as swimmers, sports enthusiasts or skiers. They can wear them all day long without worrying about getting them wet.

  6. Modern-day hearing aids use speech navigators to aid those with impaired hearing. In fact, many manufacturers even claim that their hearing aids offer hearing better in noisy places. Sometimes, even individuals with healthy hearing have a difficult time processing noises in noisy environments. So to say that people with impaired hearing are at an advantage here, wouldn’t be wrong.

  7. All modern hearing aids love computers, smartphones and other smart gadgets like tablets and laptops. Most of them are wireless and completely digital. They can easily be connected to multiple devices at a time with the ease of volume controls to help people with impaired hearing, hear sounds from a distance.

  8. Long gone are those days when one had to remove and insert button-sized batteries into their hearing aids. The most modern day models come equipped with rechargeable batteries. They simply need to be charged for a few hours and are ready to wear throughout the day. Charging is very easy as the individual simply has to plug it into the charger. This makes it easier for those with little technological knowledge such as elderly.

  9. Hearing aids may not bring one’s hearing to a 100% but they have been able to recoup one’s hearing ability to a 90%. In fact, some highly-advanced models allow people with impaired hearing to better well than those with healthy hearing – all thanks to the many quality features that come packed. They do so by not only turning up the volume but also filtering out any unwanted noise.