Significant Developments in Hearing DevicesOctober 14, 2016
People are often quick to show off their latest electronic gadget, but are often wary of talking about their hearing aids out of embarrassment. Although there are major advantages of wearing hearing devices, people are still reluctant to display them to their friends and family. Perhaps this article will help you overcome your reluctance towards letting your hearing aids become a hot topic of discussion amongst friends and relatives.
Over the years there have been several advancements in hearing devices. The industry that caters towards the hearing impaired now focuses more on improved sound quality and aesthetic aspects. Even as far back as fifteen years ago, hearing devices used to be clunky and tedious to deal with, featuring tubes and controllers. With technological advancements, digital hearing aids now come equipped with the groundbreaking feature of a receiver right within the ear canal. This new addition significantly improves your hearing experience since the sounds are registered close to the eardrum. Additionally, due to this new feature the quality and tone of speech becomes richer, smoother and more discernible.
Previous hearing aids tended to distort sound and were generally impractical, inefficient, and difficult to wear on a daily basis, which led to the reluctance of their use. Having been made of a stiff plastic mold, they were inadaptable for the unique shape of each person’s ear. Thankfully, the new generation hearing aids are not only comfortable, but are custom-made to suit every individual user’s needs. The hearing aid speaker is housed in a well-ventilated dome shape that is available in 3 diverse sizes to suit every ear size. The muffled sounds from old hearing devices are a thing of the past since recent hearing device software eradicates unnecessary feedback.
The cutting edge of hearing aid technology occurred around 5 years ago. Based on advanced engineering, it enabled each individual user to choose their preferred hearing aid color and enhanced sound quality by placing the speaker directly within each user’s ear canal, connecting it with a micro wire that was hardly visible. This wire connected the speaker to the processor that was cleverly concealed within the user’s hairline, giving rise to the most advanced digital hearing aid ever to be created.