Hearing Aid Technology

Digital hearing aids account for more than 95 percent of hearing aids on the market today. Unlike the analog aids of decades past, these aids do more than just make sound louder. Digital hearing aids process sound waves through computer technology, producing an exact duplication of each sound. As they do so, the sound is instantly analyzed and optimized for your specific needs and listening situation – for example, reducing the sound of wind or whistling. The result is an experience closer to natural hearing than ever before.

 

What’s New in Hearing Technology?

 

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

A new generation of rechargeable battery technologies promises to make life easier for hearing aid consumers in 2017. When two new rechargeable hearing aid models and an innovative new retrofit rechargeable battery system hit the market in late 2016, consumers finally got a choice of options as easy and convenient to charge as your cell phone.

 

The recent product innovations have changed the picture completely. Now, rechargeable hearing aids feature:

 

 

  • A full day of use: The new products provide around 24 hours of use time.
  • Familiar form factors: They provide daylong power in the same familiar hearing aid form factor.
  • Less hassle: Many users complain about having to constantly replace the small disposable batteries in their hearing aids. The rechargeable batteries never need to be replaced—the just inserts the hearing aids into an easy-to-use recharging unit at night.

 

Hearing Aid Brands & Models with Rechargeability

 

UnitronMoxi Fit R

SigniaCellionPrimax

PhonakAudéo B-R

 

Made For iPhone (MFI) Hearing Aids

MFI hearing aids are designed to work very closely with Apple’s operating system. They will connect directly to Apple iPhones and iPads without the need for any intermediary device. In other words, audio from the phone or the tablet can be directly streamed to the hearing aids, which means phone calls, music, audiobooks and podcasts in stereo and to both ears.

MFI hearing aids are appropriate for all types of hearing loss from mild to severe, and are most suited to individuals who are frequent users of Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, music players and TVs.

 

Made For iPhone Hearing Aid Brands & Models

ReSoundLiNX 3D (link to linx3d.resound.com)

SigniaPure 13 BT Primax

PhonakAudéo B-Direct

Widex Beyond

Starkey Halo 2

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