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New Technologies Improving Life for Hearing Loss Sufferers

by April Maguire

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hearing loss and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

Over the last few decades, technological advancements have changed our world dramatically. One of the areas where these changes have had the biggest impact is in health and medicine, where technological breakthroughs make it easier for doctors to diagnose and care for their patients. For hearing loss sufferers, the current technological revolution has had a dramatic influence on the ways in which assistive devices are able to keep them better connected to the world around them.

Years ago, hearing aids did little more than amplify sound. While this did help sufferers to hear better, it also caused problems. Indiscriminately turning up the volume on the world leads to auditory distortion and can make it challenging to focus on sounds that you actually want to focus on, such the conversation you're having or the music you're listening to.

Thanks to technological innovations, modern hearing aids don't have this problem. By digitally altering the sounds that they take in, these hearing aids can add crispness and clarity to their amplification ability, greatly enhancing the user's ability to properly take in auditory information. Even though this type of technology is relatively new, it's already had a huge impact in the lives of hearing loss sufferers.

A Wider Range of Cases

Because modern assistive technologies are more versatile in the ways that they handle auditory stimuli, audiologists have found that these devices are capable of helping a wider range of patients, including ones with more severe hearing loss. The customization and adaptability of these devices also means that they can be calibrated to help with all kinds of hearing problems, given relief to sufferers who couldn't have used hearing aids even a decade ago.

More Widespread Usage

Even though the majority of hearing loss sufferers still don't use assistive devices, hearing aid usage is on the rise. As more people learn about the adaptability and customization features that modern hearing aids offer, they're more likely to wear them. In this way, technological advances are helping to increase the number of people that are getting help with their hearing loss.

Technological Compatibility

Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of modern hearing aids is their ability to be paired with other devices. Some models offer the ability to stream music from your phone or sound from your TV directly to your hearing aids. Other models have a dedicated phone app that lets users adjust the settings themselves, allowing them to customize the output of their hearing aids and ensure that they're meeting their specific needs.

As hearing aid technology continues to advance, the devices will better allow hearing loss sufferers to take in and appreciate the world around them. Ultimately, that will lead to most people adopting the technology and, hopefully, a higher quality of life.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hearing loss and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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