In the modern era, we have come to rely on mobile phones, tablets, and various wireless devices to keep us connected to our family, friends, and workplace all day, every day. These wireless devices use wireless technology to transmit signals through the air via receiving points, eventually delivering messages to the recipient with no wires. This technology has altered various things in daily lives, and wireless hearing aids are also similar to it.
1. Sound quality
Wireless technology lets two hearing aids to function together as one whole system, rather than acting as two different devices. The sound input in both hearing aids are shared and decisions related to the digital sound processing are dependent on the combined information. For instance, if one hearing aid is being set off for directional mode, both hearing aids would probably switch into that mode at the same time. The data transfer rates for wireless hearing aids are calculated in nanoseconds, which is comparatively faster than the human brain can sense. For the hearing aid user, the adjustments are perceived in real time. Thus, sound processing is coordinated between the two hearing aids, to improve the sound quality for the user.
Wireless capability may also lead to hearing aid features that enhance convenience. Few wireless hearing aids may also be used so that when the hearing aid user press a program button or alter the volume control on one hearing device, the change will be automatically applied on the other side. This kind of arrangement hardly needs any space for buttons on each device and lessens the amount of required changes by half. When the volume or program needs to be changed, the user only has to touch one hearing aid and be sure that another hearing aid will change automatically to match.
Wireless hearing aids many a time has the feature of wirelessly communicating with external devices and also with each other. There are numerous technologies that make this possible; the most common are that of electromagnetic fields, frequency modulation (FM) and Bluetooth.
4. Telecoil Technology
A number of these technologies have been around since some time, like the use of electromagnetic fields that can be connected to an antenna in the hearing aid called as a telecoil. With the innovation in wireless hearing aids, telecoil can be used to a higher benefit. A telecoil that is inside a wireless hearing aid can be supportive in picking up the signal from a phone that’s kept near one hearing aid and then stream the signal to the other hearing aid. This feature not only lets the user hear the caller in through both hearing aids but it also efficiently excludes any kind of noise which is heard in the room.
The person in the room who is using an equipped hearing aid can effortlessly switch to telecoil to properly hear. Most public spaces use this technology to ensure access for all the people with hearing loss. There are generally headphones given to those who have trouble hearing but do not have hearing aids.
The latest Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids have the feature to directly communicate with Apple’s latest iPhone devices. This patented technology might not connect to other mobile phones for a period of time but is the initial step towards direct connectivity for all kinds of media using the Bluetooth standard.
If the person has a hearing loss, talk to a hearing healthcare professional at Aura. The latest hearing aids are packed with smart technology that will assist the user to stay connected to others, their favorite technology, and the world!