These words describe people with hearing loss. Because when you recognize, acknowledge, and address hearing loss, it doesn’t have to get in your way.
For the vast majority of people with hearing loss—young and old—there are solutions that help. Like so many things in life, hearing loss presents barriers. Yes, it’s a hurdle. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be overcome.
Technology is moving fast. And each year it seems to pick up speed. Even in the last year alone, there have been tremendous advances that help people hear better everywhere they need to hear. Many of today’s hearing aids allow users to hear from all directions, in all sorts of sound environments, and even underwater. They are digital, wireless, and virtually invisible. What’s more, medical treatments have moved forward. Research is ongoing. And we can better help children and adults build effective “listening” and communications skills—despite their hearing loss.
Below are six little-known facts about today’s modern hearing aids:
They’re virtually invisible
They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes
There is something for just about everyone
Water, sweat, and dust are no problem while wearing them
They love smartphones, computers, and other prized electronics
Many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside your ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.
Whether you’re after the ability to discern comments at an all-staff meeting, easy conversation in a crowded restaurant, or the chirp of crickets on a late summer’s evening, recent technological advances have made hearing aids far more versatile than ever before—and in a broad range of sound environments.
Today’s hearing aid options are amazingly varied. Designers offer styles for the fashion conscious, the trendsetter, the party goer, the intellectual, the active sports enthusiast, the cautious grandmother, the romantic, the weekend warrior, and even the guy just tired of turning up the volume on the TV.
Waterproof, digital hearing aids have arrived. This new feature is built into some newly designed hearing aids for those concerned about water, humidity, and dust. This feature suits people who work in demanding environments, as well as those with active lifestyles—like swimmers, skiers, and sports enthusiasts.
Wireless, digital hearing aids are now the norm. That means seamless connectivity—from smartphones, MP3 players, computers, FM systems, televisions, and other beloved high-tech gadgets—directly into your hearing aid(s), at volumes just right for you.