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.
Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Today, hearing aids are smaller, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before, which explains why satisfaction with newer hearing aids is at an all-time high of 90%. Almost all hearing aids today are digital microcomputers that can automatically adjust to ensure sounds are both audible and comfortable
Bluetooth-enabled Hearing Aids
One of the biggest breakthroughs in hearing aid technology over the last few decades is wireless connectivity through Bluetooth. Hearing aids can connect to cell phones and other devices, helping users connect instantly with people around the world.Learn More
CapTel, or captioned telephone, is a product/service offering for those with severe hearing loss. The telephone features a large screen that projects captions as the person on the phone speaks. The service is offered (generally) paid for by government grants.Learn More
CaptionCall is an in-home captioning telephone service for those with severe hearing loss. CaptionCall can also be used as an app on a cell phone.Learn More
Cell Phone Accessories for Hearing Aids
Cellphone accessories are readily available to pair with hearing aids and make communicating even easier. Our professionals can help you find the right technology to connect to your devices.Learn More
Electronic Shooters Protection
Hearing protection is one of the best health safety products people can buy. One of the specialized protection products is designed to protect against the explosive, concussive sound wave produced by gunshots. Shooters protective headphones have a built-in valve that closes when these sound waves are created and reach the ear.Learn More
Hearing Aid Batteries
Many hearing aids use batteries. While many hearing aid products are rechargeable, the smallest products and others use tiny batteries as a power source. We offer a complete selection of batteries, making it easy for you to find the power you need. Batteries are packaged separately and are not active until it is peeled from […]Learn More
Hearing Aid Styles
The type and size of device that is right for you depends on the type and severity of your hearing loss. If you need help with tinnitus and rechargeable power supplies, the smallest in-the-ear-canal devices will probably not work. On the other hand, small devices are still powerful and offer excellent sound amplification.Learn More
The world around us is an increasingly noisy place. Hearing protection has never been more important. It has been known for decades that exposure to loud noise is the top cause of hearing loss over time. There are generic types of hearing protection and specialized ones. The products come in two general categories: earplugs and […]Learn More
Jabra Enhance Plus
For many people with hearing loss, starting off with traditional hearing aids can feel like a big step. The Jabra EnhanceTM Plus is designed to help those with early symptoms start addressing their hearing loss. These advanced, medical-grade earbuds help amplify sound while fitting seamlessly into your lifestyle.Learn More
LACE, or listening and communication enhancement, is a computer-based learning environment that helps people concentrate on a conversation of broadcast in noisy conditions. LACE is designed to help listening skills and has been clinically shown to boost listening ability up to 30 percent.Learn More
Oticon Hearing Products
The Oticon company makes hearing devices that help every type and severity of hearing loss. Oticon intends to offer better living through better hearing.Learn More
Personal Audio Devices
Music has never been more personal. Custom audio monitors and earmolds provide a natural, balanced sound and pure, rich tones that give musicians total control over their music. Custom fit, they block out unwanted noise, delivering the ultimate in comfort and sound clarity.Learn More
Phonak Hearing Products
Phonak simplifies life with brilliant hearing aid solutions. The company offers wireless choices and accessories.Learn More
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Every hearing aid brand offers models that are rechargeable. Most recharge overnight in a case designed for this purpose. All but the smallest products offer this feature. Rechargeable products are especially useful for people who have trouble handling small batteries.Learn More
ReSound Hearing Products
ReSound makes hearing products aimed at the individual needs of the user. Every product is on the cutting edge of technology many include wireless connectivity, intelligent sound collection and more.Learn More
Signia Hearing Products
With a Signia product, life sounds better. Every Signia product addresses the lifestyle and hearing impairment needs of users.Learn More
Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey makes hearing products using cutting edge technology that includes artificial intelligence and advanced hearing aid features. Starkey believes that better hearing makes the tasks of life easier.Learn More
Widex Hearing Aids
At Widex, we combine years of understanding with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.Learn More