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Hearing Aids of the Future

Hearing Aids of the Future

Hearing aids today have more features than one might think. Clarity Audiology can help you find the right ones for you.

Researchers are constantly improving hearing aid performance and appeal. One of their goals is to reduce background noise to make focused listening easier.

To accomplish this task, researchers have undertaken a new study investigating the use of brainwaves in improving speech understanding in noisy environments (Geirnaert et al., 2020). Hearing aids with this technology might be able to identify and amplify the primary speaker while dulling unnecessary voices and background noise. This function will drastically and amazingly improve hearing aid efficiency. 

Though hearing aids do not currently possess this brainwave technology, they are fitted with some other sophisticated features, including the following. 

Rechargeable Batteries 

Most new hearing aids can be recharged. Rechargeable hearing aids are convenient and easy to use. They also provide a great solution for individuals with low vision or difficulty handling batteries. Simply recharge your hearing aids every night, and you’ll no longer have to worry about them quitting in the middle of an important phone call or meeting. 

Bluetooth Connectivity 

Most hearing devices connect wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet to effortlessly stream music and phone calls directly into the ears. This feature allows users to control hearing aid programs directly from their mobile devices. 

Artificial Intelligence 

Newer hearing aids act as smart devices. We often describe them as tiny computers that rest on the tops of the ears. Some devices use artificial intelligence to identify different sounds in the environment. Others can be used as “Healthables” to track activity levels, alert loved ones of falls, and show the number of daily social interactions.

While all hearing aids improve hearing, they are slowly transitioning into multi-functional devices. These examples share only a few of the many improvements being made in hearing technology. Call now to see for yourself how these improvements will benefit your hearing! 

Note: If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty understanding speech while in noisy environments, we usually recommend a trial with new amplification. This method is the most beneficial!

Sources:

Geirnaert, S., Francart, T., & Bertrand, A. (2020). Fast EEG-based decoding of the directional focus of auditory attention using common spatial patterns. Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineer. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2020.3033446

Leuven, K. (2020). Which speaker are you listening to? Hearing aid of the future uses brainwaves to find out. Science Daily, <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201124092144.htm&gt.

Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions

Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.

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