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Hearing aid technology is remarkably sophisticated, and the development of further applications in the future promises yet greater potential to make life easier for those with hearing impairment.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we believe that hearing loss should not restrict our lifestyles and activities, and we are excited that hearing technology offers such potential for connectivity and adaptability. Here is our guide to the possibilities offered by technology and some potential future applications of hearing aids.
How Hearing Aids Can Make Life Easier For Those With Hearing Loss
- Sensor technology. Sensors in hearing aids are a technology that is close to launching, and experts believe this will change the face of hearing technology forever. Sensors can enable control of the hearing device by tapping it, simplifying the remote controlled process, and will be used for many health-related applications in the future. Physical activity tracking will become possible via your hearing aid, including setting goals and providing motivation, and there is also the potential for monitoring health and fall detection, which could provide a great deal of reassurance and peace of mind for older hearing aid wearers and their loved ones.
- AI. The age of AI is truly upon us and designers are just beginning to tap into the potential here. Hearing aid wearers may be able to tap into this technology and use their devices in new and exciting ways, such as tuning in to real-time language translation while travelling, for example.
- Rechargeable devices. Since the dawn of the very first hearing aids, batteries have presented a problem for hearing aid users. In the beginning, hearing aid batteries were large and even had to be strapped to the leg in order to make the devices portable. Today, batteries are tiny but often need replacing and are depleted quickly by streaming. The newest hearing aids offer the potential for a rechargeable battery that gives more than 30 hours of intensive use and charges in under three hours. This could be revolutionary for thousands of hearing aid wearers in Ireland today, and we are certainly excited by this potential!
Book a Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing
You can take our free and simple hearing test online to find out if you have hearing loss, and talk to our friendly team to arrange a free hearing test in one of our clinics. We know that many people with hearing loss avoid seeking help at first, and this increases the likelihood of further hearing loss and other conditions such as dementia and depression, which are linked.
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over sixty-five branches and clinics. We provide free hearing tests and our experienced team of audiologists will help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle.