For those experiencing ear disease or hearing loss, the good news is that there are new developments in hearing aid technology. This year, those with hearing loss can expect continual advancements in the options available, as well as improvements in the way hearing aids impact their lives. Here are a few things to expect to see this year.
Technology that Makes Sense
Today’s hearing aids offer better usability than the past, and with user experience a focus in nearly all tech, you can expect to see that trend continue. It’s easier than ever to make adjustments to hearing aids.
Size matters when it comes to hearing aids and smaller devices are here to stay. The newest designs are nearly invisible. Plus, it’s also much easier and much faster to fit hearing aids with silicone sleeve options to let you take them home immediately — no more waiting for pesky impressions and molds to be made for your specific ears.
Do and Hear More
Another important trend has to do with the types and quality of sound in hearing aids. New devices easily connect to Bluetooth, simplifying the process of listening to music or making calls.
Natural sound will be more of a focus in the coming year, with the latest technology focusing on the way different sounds are processed so that you can hear everything more clearly.
Now is the Time for Improved Hearing
Whether you are just now beginning to experience hearing loss or you are interested in seeing what else is available, now is a great time to meet with your ENT doctor to learn about advancements in hearing aid technology.
At Southwest Idaho Ear, Nose, and Throat, we have the knowledge and the testing tools to help you understand the best options for your specific hearing needs. Contact us today at (208) 336-4368 to learn more!