Hearing aids have advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. Check out these 7 interesting things that you probably aren’t aware of.
THEY’VE HAS BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK
It’s easy to think that hearing aids have only been around in the last few decades, but they actually go back a few centuries in some way shape or form. The 1700s saw the use of ear trumpets, and while they had to be held up to ear when one wanted to hear better, they helped people such as Ludwig Van Beethoven. The first electric hearing aid came about in 1898, and since then, the design and technology have developed to the digital hearing aids that we have today.
BUZZING AND RINGING IS A THING OF THE PAST
Thanks to the inclusion of tinnitus therapy functions in many digital hearing aids, you no longer have to worry about that annoying buzzing or ringing in your ear that was such an annoyance in the past.
YOU CAN CONNECT TO DEVICES AND INDUCTION LOOPS
Don’t you just love modern technology? Today’s digital hearing aids make it easy to enjoy your favorite entertainment whether you are at home or out and about. Some models have Bluetooth capability so you can connect to your smartphone, tablet or laptop to watch a movie with excellent clarity. It’s also possible to connect to induction loops when you are at a concert or movie theatre.
THEY CAN ADJUST THEMSELVES TO SUIT YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Older hearing aid models had to be manually changed when you went from a quiet to a noisy environment, but the technology that is included in many digital hearing aids automatically picks up on the change and adjusts accordingly. This is a superb function to have as it takes away the awkwardness of having to play around with the settings throughout the day.
NOBODY HAS TO KNOW YOU ARE WEARING ONE
With the invention of in-ear hearing aids, you no longer have to worry about others spotting your hearing aid. These are almost invisible to other people and will make you feel much more confident going about your day.
YOU CAN MONITOR YOUR HEART RATE
Some of the more advanced hearing aids available today are able to monitor your heart rate and track your physical activity throughout the day. This saves the need to use a Fitbit or other health monitoring app on your phone.
HEARING AIDS WILL BE EVEN MORE ADVANCED IN THE FUTURE
Even though we have some pretty awesome products available to our customers who suffer from hearing loss, we really feel like the best is yet to come. Hearing loss research is always ongoing, and technology is always advancing, so the hearing aids of the future are going to be even more discreet and even more adaptive than they are now. And we believe that they will be more accessible to hearing loss sufferers the world over.
If you’re interested in learning more about hearing aids and the technology that AHA uses in our products, contact us and we’ll be delighted to have a chat. Feel free to check out some of our testimonials too, and see how AHA hearing aids have enriched the lives of many of our customers.