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Why You Might Want Wireless Hearing Aids

Wireless Hearing Aid Technology Presents a Viable Case for Your Consideration

For a vast majority of the population, it may be difficult to recall a day in recent memory when they did not see, read, or hear at least one reference made to wireless technology. And though it seems as if this technology has been around forever, it has in fact, over a relatively short period of time, dramatically changed the way people communicate today; this includes a significant influence on both the development and the use of hearing aids.

Woman Trying On Wireless Hearing Aid

There has long been a mindset that hearing loss is age-related, that is, it only affects the elderly/seniors; this attitude was extended to the use of hearing aids, with many people believing that any benefits are restricted to this age group only. This is a misconception, as it has been established that hearing loss is age-independent – it affects people of all ages – and that hearing aids, especially the wireless hearing aids that are currently available, can be highly beneficial.

Female Doctor Holding Wireless Hearing Aid

As may be the case with any newer innovations, it would be understandable if individuals with hearing loss were to ask why they may want to get wireless hearing aids. There are in fact several benefits to this form of hearing aid technology that offer a solid basis for its consideration; these benefits include:

Enriched Sound Quality

  • Wireless hearing aids operate as a single system versus two independent units
  • All sound inputs to either hearing aid are shared and processed simultaneously
  • This synchronization between the two hearing aids helps improve sound quality

Enhanced Sound Localization

  • Sound localization refers to isolation of a sound’s origin by distance and direction
  • Typical hearing aids process sound separately based on hearing levels in each ear
  • Wireless hearing aids work together to eliminate any potential inconsistencies in the processing of sound and allow the wearer to better identify its point of origin

Matters of Convenience

  • Most digital hearing aids include features (e.g. volume control, background noise suppression) that can be adjusted/programmed to various listening environments
  • With the inclusion of wireless capabilities, any changes made to one device would automatically be made to the other (rather than having to make them separately)
  • This improves overall convenience for the wearer by halving both the amount of time needed to make any changes and the number of adjustments to be made

Overall Wireless Connectivity

    • Applications of wireless hearing aid technology are not limited to communications solely between the two devices; another highly practical reason to consider such hearing instruments pertains to wireless hearing aid compatibility with other forms of media/communication such as:
      • Televisions
      • Smartphones
      • Personal Computers
      • Digital Audio Players (DAP)
      • Hands-Free Cellphone Devices

Teen Girls Listening To Tablet Using Wireless Hearing Aids

  • In some instances, this wireless connectivity would be achieved through the use of wireless accessories, including such devices as remote controls, streamers, and headsets that are compatible with Bluetooth technology – there are also specific ‘Made for Apple’ hearing aids (Halo2 from Starkey, Beyond from Widex) that offer direct connectivity to a variety of Apple products without the need of accessories
  • In a manner of speaking, this expanded wireless connectivity can convert hearing aids into versatile and multidimensional devices, thus allowing those with hearing loss to both use and appreciate the wide range of media that has become such an integral part of everyday life – examples of these opportunities might include:
    • Watching movies on their iPad
    • Facetime with non-local friends and relatives
    • Streaming their favourite music through iTunes
    • Integrating the Apple Watch into health/fitness routines

Loving Couple Enjoying Watching TV With Wireless Hearing Aids

Perhaps the most important aspect in the treatment of hearing loss is its recognition and acceptance by an individual, regardless of their age, and by the members of their family. Once hearing loss, and its degree, is confirmed by a professional, the person can work in collaboration with their hearing loss specialist to determine whether wireless hearing aids would be the best option for their particular situation based on such factors as:

  • Budget
  • Lifestyle needs
  • Manual dexterity
  • Desire for discretion (size)
  • Work or school environment
  • Comfort with newer technology

Woman Connecting Wireless Hearing Aids To Smart Phone

For additional information on the benefits of wireless hearing aids, Call the hearing loss professionals at Bravo Hearing Centre in Etobicoke today at 647-694-4626 to arrange a complimentary consultation at your earliest convenience.

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