Hearing loss is a serious issue that can affect the way we interact with the world around us, but with the use of hearing aids, many people are gaining back confidence and creating better relationships with those around them. While hearing aids started off as a simple device with basic features, modern times have gone beyond digital signal processing and have brought new technology to further aid those that need them. Your local Oklahoma hearing loss clinic now has a large selection of devices that can do amazing things. Take a look at the top technology in today’s hearing aids.
No Mold Instant Fit
In the past, you had to be fitted for a hearing aid at a hearing loss center and then wait to receive your device. Some new hearing aid models are made of a flexible silicone material that can be fitted directly into your ear without any molding. Simply place completely in the canal and go. It should be a comfortable feel for the whole day. It is recommended to consult with an audiologist to ensure you are correctly placing the device in your ear for your initial fitting or your experience could be negative.
Tiny Receiver-in-Canal Models
Before now, people may have been self-conscious about wearing an RIC device because they were significantly larger than those placed in the ear. However, many people can’t wear in-the-ear devices because of the shape of their ear or size of their ear canal. For these people, a modern hearing aid company has come up with the smallest wireless RIC device with the same advanced technology as their bigger models.
Bluetooth and Wireless Connectivity
The newest hearing aids being sold by your local hearing loss clinic can be connected to your smartphone. There are several advantages to this. For example, you can stream audio such as music, phone calls or driving directions directly from your phone to your hearing device. You can also discreetly control your hearing aid settings from your phone or use GPS tracking to find a misplaced hearing device. Additional features will be available in the future.
Group Speech Focus
Most hearing aids let you focus on a single speaker by canceling out background noise. However, this is often an issue when you’re together with a group of friends like a teenage slumber party or a girls’ night out. New hearing aids are being created that can cancel background noise while still focusing on group speech, leaving users able to hear everyone gathered around them.
If you’re hard of hearing, new options are becoming available every year for advanced technology hearing aids. Next time you go to your Oklahoma hearing loss center, ask what innovative models are available.
Contact Oklahoma Hearing Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert Audiologists. We conveniently have Oklahoma hearing clinics throughout OKC, Edmond, and Norman.