Hearing You Loud And Clear: What’s New In The World Of Hearing Aids?
With new technology changing on a regular basis, the world of hearing aids is moving forward at a fast pace. Hearing aids are now a far cry from the devices of the past and behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids offer a discreet yet powerful solution to hearing impairment. Currently we stand in the summer of 2017 and some of the biggest and most well-known hearing aid manufacturers are announcing updates. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer:
Their popular OPN hearing aid range is being supplemented to include a receiver in the ear called the miniRITE with the following options; telecoil, behind the ear power BTE, rechargeable and tinnitus solution. A telecoil is a tiny coil of wire that effectively allows the hearing aid to “hear” a magnetic signal which represents sound. The powered BTE has a 13 size battery and can be combined with a standard or thin tube. Frequency lowering is also being made available via the Speech Rescue LX. They will also be releasing the very first rechargeable hearing aid with 2.4 GHz direct streaming and customers with the older versions will be able to get an upgrade to provide this facility. For younger people in the market for a hearing aid, their focus will be on an appealing cosmetic appearance as well as sophisticated connectivity.
The Bolero B-PR is Phonak’s fastest-charging BTE hearing aid. They have also released onto the market a Virto B-Titanium IIC which is an extremely discreet custom product crafted from titanium which is lightweight and strong.
Unitron’s Moxi fit rSave is reputed to be the tiniest hearing aid currently available on the market. With a rechargeable battery that can be changed for regular batteries, you never have to worry about being at a loss for portable power.
Their LiNX 3D is new to the market and provides 3D sound together with a superior fitting option using something called ReSound Assist. This allows wearers to access their hearing aid provider directly via an app for adjustments etc.
Signia has released the Pure 13 BT primax which includes HD Binaural processing and direct audio streaming. It brings together a Bluetooth low-energy signal with high-definition (HD) hearing to provide improved hearing plus a Made for iPhone solution. By syncing with the myControl app, users can be alerted if the noise they are being exposed to could be damaging, adjusting the settings automatically. It also includes Signia’s tinnitus treatment.
The company’s Silk primax allows wearers to use a ready-to-wear CIC hearing aid without having to go through the process of having a custom-made mould prepared. It also incorporates Telecare 2.0 which gives wireless communication via the easyTek. Their notch therapy tinnitus treatment is also available for this model.
On the back of their Made for iPhone Beyond hearing aid, they have developed the COM-DEX remote mic accessory; this improves listening on a one-to-one basis when there is other noise around. It also provides users with up to 8 hours of direct streaming by using the Beyond hearing aids.
So as we can see, much is going on in the world of hearing aids with devices becoming smaller, more sophisticated, iPhone ready and suitable for wearers of all ages. Whatever type of hearing device you are on the lookout for, you are sure to find the perfect solution from one of these companies or the many others on the market.
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