Anyone diagnosed with hearing loss and advised to get a hearing aid is concerned about the next steps to take. Hearing aid technology has advanced from the bulky devices sold decades ago. Those items were no more than volume controls with a small speaker, but today’s hearing devices are products of miniature electronics and computer programming.
With the advent of ever-decreasing size but improvement in power and storage came hearing aids with remarkable abilities: they use Bluetooth wireless technology, can be programmed and have automatic settings for various noise conditions. Some are invisible in the ear and some are rechargeable.
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There are many types of hearing loss. Some are preventable and some are not. For the preventable type of loss that occurs due to exposure to noise, there are many hearing protection products available. Someone who works or plays in a noisy environment is a candidate for hearing protection.
Children are now shown to need hearing protection more than ever. They are exposed to noisy situations, particularly with computers.
There are many general hearing protection products. Hearing protection is now required in high noise employment situations: construction, roadway maintenance, heavy manufacturing and many more. There are also several specialized types of hearing protection: swimming and diving, hunting and shooting, and musicians’ protection.
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Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The world of personal communications changes with wireless networks and hearing aids are no different. After all, the hearing aid is a vital communications device. People want to hear speech clearly and simply.
Bluetooth connections to cellphones allow hearing aid users to hear and talk easily. Bluetooth can also connect to televisions and tablets for better listening. There is a Bluetooth hearing aid available for most smartphones.
Cell phone accessories
Hearing aids can use wireless connections through a coil or wire necklace worn to send the signal to the hearing aid. These products assist users who need a stronger connection or use an older phone.
There are various receivers for sound through the hearing aid Some connect to radio frequencies and some connect to televisions or music players.
Ask about accessories for your needs when you visit Hunter Hearing Center.
The Oticon OPn is an example of a multifaceted hearing aid offering wireless connectivity, hearing signals sent to both ears and the ConnectClip that allows connection to many devices. Oticon’s OPn can even tell you if someone is at the door or tell your cell phone to turn on the lights when you get home.
Phonak offers three new hearing aids for all users: The CROS B-R is a rechargeable behind-the-ear or in-the-ear device that directs sound to either or both ears for maximum speech understanding. The hearing aids detect noisy environments and compensated for the direction of speech.
The Phonak Naida™ B is a rechargeable behind-the-ear powerhouse that allows better understanding near and far.
The Phonak Sky™ B is for children. It features smaller behind-the-ear technology, is resistant to water and dust and comes in a variety of colors.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
One of the problems people often have with small hearing aids is changing the small batteries. Today, many models come with rechargeable batteries which seldom need to be changed. In general, a hearing aid is removed at night and put into a charger. Some chargers connect automatically to the battery system; others plug-in conveniently to the charger.
Owning and using a hearing aid is a daunting task at first. We ask new users to remember two things: your new hearing aid will be tested and adjusted to become comfortable and easy to use, and your positive attitude can go a long way toward helping you hear better faster. We represent many fine companies and are sure you will find just the right product. Here are some premium hearing aid products:
ReSound’s LiNX 3D is available in nearly every size, from tiny in-the-ear to behind-the-ear devices. The company said this product introduces people to “smart hearing.” Users can hear and differentiate more sounds and understand speech with this hearing aid. A surround sound feature helps decipher speech from any angle when someone is talking.
The ENZO 3D is a surround sound hearing aid offered to those with severe and profound hearing loss. This device helps hear in all noise situations. Binaural Directionality III is the company’s technology for boosting directional sound to both ears.
Our ReSound Hearing Aids and Accessories
One of Starkey’s specialties is a “Made for iPhone” device called Halo. The TruLink® connection to iPhone allows connecting to devices. Starkey also offers rechargeable hearing aids and one that helps you hear better in your weaker ear by using the hearing aid in your stronger ear.
Unitorn’s Moxi lineup offers better hearing to all sufferers of hearing loss. The Moxi Now, Moxi Fit and Moxi Kiss are behind-the-ear devices suited to every hearing environment. The Moxi All R is a rechargeable device that connects to every cell phone without having to use a streaming device.
Call or visit Hunter Hearing Center soon to explore the many devices we have available to help you toward better hearing.