Hearing aids have been changing lives ever since they were first invented. These small devices give you the power to hear again. All of the sounds you miss out on with hearing loss are now amplified! When they were first created, amplifying sounds was pretty much the only aim of hearing aids. Now, new technology is taking things to a whole new level.

Nowadays, an audiologist will hand out hearing aids that are packed full of smart and revolutionary tech. These modern advancements have transformed the humble hearing aid into something quite spectacular. Today, we’re going to look at some of the latest technological advancements and how they’re changing more lives than ever before!

Smart hearing aids are always learning

With the hearing aids of old, any adjustments you made were all manual. You altered the volume yourself, you changed the settings, and you’d have to change everything back whenever you made alterations.

One of the significant advancements in hearing aid technology is the ability for smart hearing aids to learn what you want them to do. They memorize different settings and make alterations for you. They know what your preferences are, so this takes away any manual adjustments – apart from the first ones at the start. It contributes to a better experience as it makes you feel like you don’t have hearing aids in your ears. They adapt to environments just like your ears do – it makes it much easier to deal with hearing aids.

Smart hearing aids improve your social life

The hardest thing about coping with hearing loss is putting yourself in social situations. Even with a hearing aid, you struggle in noisy environments. It’s difficult to pinpoint where noises are generated, so you’re always in situations where someone is trying to talk to you, but you still can’t hear them properly.

Smart hearing aids completely change this. Thanks to their advanced technology, they can suppress background noise while targetting the source of speech. In short, they make it easy for you to hear what someone’s saying when you’re in a noisy environment. So, you can start going out and socializing more!

Smart hearing aids make it easier for you to go outside

Wearing hearing aids when you’re outside can present a bit of a problem. On a perfect day, there shouldn’t be any issues. But, when there’s wind, it can wreak havoc on your hearing devices. Wind will buffer the microphone and make it really hard for you to hear anything around you.

But, thanks to smart hearing aid technology, the wind is no longer as big of an issue. There’s new technology that helps balance out audio signals and prevents wind from affecting your ability to hear. When you wear two hearing aids, the audio gets played louder in the one that’s getting hit by wind to compensate for the extra noise. So, you no longer have to deal with hearing problems when there’s a slight gust of wind as you walk.

Smart hearing aids make it easier to use other devices

Bluetooth technology is a massive advancement in the hearing aid industry. Now, you can connect your hearing aids to other Bluetooth devices. This includes your smartphone, tablet, TV, car, and so on.

The benefit of this is that it’s so much easier for you to use all of these devices. Phone calls get streamed straight into your hearing aids, so there’s no need to alter any settings. It helps provide a more comfortable and natural hearing experience for you.

Smart hearing aids can save you lots of money

One of the biggest issues with hearing aids is battery life. You’re regularly buying more batteries and changing them every few days. Not only is this very fiddly and annoying, but it ends up being costly. Think about how much you spend on batteries every year!

So, it’s very welcome to see rechargeable batteries coming into the hearing aid world. The latest rechargeable tech aims to create batteries that last long, can be recharged at will, and are small enough to keep the device at a small size. As such, you can wear small and covert hearing aids without needing to keep buying batteries.

Want to learn more about smart hearing aids? Contact us today

Hearing aid technology is improving year after year. The future is very bright, and we’re excited about the next advancements coming up. If you’re looking for help choosing hearing aids – or you just want to learn more about the technology, then contact us today. Call our team at (605) 610-3466 and ask us any hearing aid questions you might have.