Understanding Hearing Instruments

Modern hearing instruments offer a wide range of different features, including custom colors, Bluetooth functionality, and wireless recharging. Whether you already have a hearing instrument or are considering getting one for the first time, the following information may help you determine which features are most important to you. As always, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

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hearing-aid1Manufacturers are continuously improving upon hearing device design. Many of today’s hearing instruments are sleek and compact, thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of internal components. The ideal hearing instrument style depends on factors that include:

  • The degree of hearing loss (power requirements)
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • Desired price point
  • Aesthetic preferences
  • Skin sensitivities
  • Medical conditions

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Advances in technology have improved the sound quality and overall functionality of modern hearing instruments. Many newer devices can be controlled from the wearer’s smartphone, and some can be programmed to “remember” preferred settings for specific locations. Technological features that may be a factor in choosing a hearing device include:

  • Bluetooth functionality
  • Wireless recharging
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Automatic volume control
  • Sound modulation, based on motion detection
  • Television audio streaming
  • Voice detection

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