In last week’s edition of the blog, we discussed basic hearing aid technology. This week, let’s learn more about advanced hearing aid technology. In past blogs, we covered features such as wireless capability and the wonders of Bluetooth. The less well-known features of advanced hearing aid technology may surprise you.
Some Features of Advanced Hearing Aid Technology
Reduction of Wind Noise: This feature is relatively straightforward. Wind can cause hearing problems even in people with typically healthy hearing. With the reduction of wind noise, advanced hearing aids can level out that interference and make hearing while outdoors easier. This function is particularly helpful for users who enjoy various outdoor activities and hobbies, such as golfing. Whenever wind interference is detected, amplification of its sound is simply reduced or eliminated altogether.
Saving Preferences: Advanced hearing aid technology may allow your hearing aids to be more customizable. When your listening preferences (for programs or volume levels, for instance) are saved, it is a process known as data logging. Data logging can be accessed and interpreted later on by your hearing healthcare provider. With this data in hand at your next appointment, your hearing healthcare provider can help you obtain an even better fit for your hearing aids.
Automatic Adjustments: Another way you can benefit from advanced hearing aid technology is through automatic adjustments. When automatic adjustments are made, your hearing aids “learn” more, both about you and the environment you spend most of your time in.
Think of this process as similar to the data logging that allows the hearing aids to save your preferences. By taking into account your preferences for volume control and in particular settings, your hearing aids can adjust based on current conditions. Given enough time, the hearing aids adjust enough to no longer need your input in order to do so.
Wireless Communication and Processing: Wireless communication and processing, in this case, is also known as binaural processing. In binaural processing, the pair of hearing aids communicates with each other without needing any connecting wires. Just as the brain can interpret incoming signals from the ears, hearing aids with this feature can do much the same. User input for adjustments is no longer as necessary, and synchronicity across both hearing aids is maintained.
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