Summary: Hearing loss can be easily treated with the latest innovations in hearing aids.
Fremont, CA: Millions of Americans experience hearing loss ranging from mild, moderate, severe to profound. Research in audiology has led to some innovations to help patients with hearing loss, using hearing aids, implants, and other revolutionary devices.
Hearing aids are programmed specifically for hearing loss and include adjustments on the unique acoustics of an individual’s ear canals and have the best available processing to improve communication. The newest hearing aid devices are much better than they were a few years ago.
Some of the new features of hearing aids are:
Compact and sleek design
Enhanced noise cancelation and management
Better microphone technology
Locating hearing aids using built-in GPS
Mobile apps to change or adjust sound settings
Protection from dust, moisture, and wax
People who have severe hearing loss can use a cochlear implant. Ordinary hearing aids can raise the volume of sounds but cannot improve the quality of speech understanding. A cochlear implant can improve both hearing and speech. People who experience severe hearing loss in one ear and even children as young as nine months old can now use cochlear implants because of the advancements in hearing aids.
The newest innovation of ALD provides awareness with vibration and flashing lights for environmental signaling like smoke detection and doorbells and alarms. These technologies can help to improve safety, especially at times when people remove their hearing aids.
There are many different types of ALDs like:
Personal amplifiers - Handheld amplifiers with microphones can be used for amplifying sounds and voices.
Amplified technology - can help adjust volume with a loud ringer for people who struggle to hear on the phone.
Notification systems - Alarm clocks, doorbells, and wristwatches using sound, flashing lights, or vibration can be called notification systems.
TV streamers - These are infrared television headsets that allow a person to adjust the TV volume according to their hearing need without bothering anyone else.
Hearing loss can be easily treated and managed in most cases with these innovations in hearing aids.