Hearing aid users now have a plethora of options thanks to new smartphone hearing aid technology. These hearing aids’ innovative features and capabilities promise to make your life simpler and more convenient by providing you with unparalleled, customized control over your hearing experience. 

But just how might smartphone hearing aids improve your quality of life? There are a wide range of different benefits and depending on what you’re looking for in terms of a hearing aid, here are a few ideas on what you can do with this new technology.

Interactive 

Smartphone hearing aids can detect and evaluate surroundings, allowing them to rapidly adapt and offer an optimal listening experience. Instead of removing the hearing aid to change it, you can manage different features remotely through clever smartphone apps.

You can manage and control various applications, volume and sophisticated settings such as microphone focus. Many of the most advanced smart hearing aids are programmed to remember your preferences in different listening settings over time.

Find Lost Hearing Aids 

Hearing aids are simple to misplace, and if you wear them, you've probably lost yours before. However, due to new GPS tracking systems in smartphone hearing aids, you can always find them using your phone's free app. The app tracks the location of your hearing devices, so you always know where they are.

You don’t have to spend time looking for lost hearing aids in your own house since the app shows you the precise location of your hearing aids on a map in real-time. With the hot and cold function, you can just move about your home and the app will notify you when you are moving closer or further away from your hearing aids, saving you time and hassle.

Get Closer to Friends and Family 

Smartphone hearing aids can also be combined with a tiny, clip-on microphone, making them suitable for use in crowded restaurants, loud events and places of worship. If you’re using the hearing aid and want to hear someone better, just ask them to attach the microphone to their shirt. The voice of the speaker is then wirelessly transferred from the clip-on microphone to the hearing aid.

You can therefore get closer to anyone – including your friends and family. No longer will you miss out on conversations or misunderstand instructions. Your confidence levels will most likely rise as a result. 

Ideal for Young People 

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 26-million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 experience hearing loss as a result of noise exposure. However, less than a quarter of the people in this group use hearing aids. This may be because younger individuals are concerned about their appearance or how they are regarded, and they believe that using a hearing aid would be humiliating or would hold them back.

Smart hearing aids offer a distinct cool element that appeals to younger people, making it simpler to persuade them to use them. 

Ideal for Older People 

While it is relatively simple to persuade younger individuals to use smart hearing aids, as mentioned above, it is a bit more challenging to explain how and why the most advanced hearing aids on the market would help elderly patients. 

The answer is that smartphone hearing aids are straightforward to use. If someone can find out how to use a smartphone, they will almost definitely be able to figure out how to operate a smart hearing aid. For those who are not comfortable with mobile technology, the volume and other settings may be managed through remote controls. These remote controls have bigger buttons than those seen on smartphones, so could be easier to use. 

Fewer Devices to Handle

A streamer is a device worn around the neck that transmits signals from a mobile phone to a hearing aid. This extra neck-worn gadget, although extremely useful, can be a hassle. By connecting the aids directly to a smartphone, smart hearing aids remove the need for this additional device. 

Eliminating the requirement for the streamer will meet the demands of tech-savvy customers and those who want fewer pieces of equipment to maintain. Given that many individuals always have their phones with them, having less equipment to carry is a great advantage for many.

Contact The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake today

It’s important to remember that the primary function of your hearing aids is to improve your hearing. The ability of your hearing aids to connect to your phone should not be the primary consideration while looking for hearing aids, even if there are many benefits to it. Instead, consult with a competent healthcare expert to help you choose a hearing aid that has excellent sound quality, is comfortable and will enhance your hearing in various listening settings.

Make an appointment with a trained audiologist at The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake today. Call us today at 612-200-8414 to find out more.