The hearing industry is always striving to help people with hearing difficulties to hear better. 48 million Americans have hearing loss, and most of them have trouble in noisy places because of the deterioration of the hearing nerves called haircells.
Research with hearing instruments centers on how best to compensate for the damaged nerves in noisy places. Today’s devices have many features that can switch on and off as needed, often automatically. These features include noise reduction, noise cancelling, noise block, whistle block etc. While these do not make background noise go away, their main goal is to help you hear and have a conversation in the presence of noise.
Rechargeable hearing aids are another recent advancement and are being well received. We are finding these to be a great option for people with dexterity problems and low vision, and for those who simply want a more convenient option.
We’ve recently talked about the deep fitting in-the-canal hearing instrument with a titanium shell. Titanium is thin and hard, making the device smaller for a deeper fit and more durable. We expect to have a good life span with these devices.
Hearing instruments that connect directly to an iPhone have been on the market for several years and are always being updated. Plus there are now devices that directly contact to Android phones. If some of these sound like options for you, call 440-205-8848 to get started.
Life sounds great! Enjoy every moment!
Jane Kukula, AuD & Ashley Spisak, AuD
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060