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What are the Best Hearing Aid Features?
When it comes to choosing a hearing aid, it is not just to do with the hearing aid style. You may decide on an in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE) or in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids, as well as invisible-in-canal (IIC) and completely-in-canal (CIC) styles, but additionally, you will have to choose some of the best features that suit your lifestyle. Let's show you some of the best hearing aid features out there, so you can get the most out of your hearing aids.
Bluetooth is a wireless feature that can help hearing aids connect to other Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones. Additionally, Bluetooth technology can have a positive impact on the signal-to-noise ratio and reduce feedback. Overall, Bluetooth connections can reduce interference, which can make it a more enjoyable experience.
One of the most common frustrations of any hearing aid is experiencing feedback. Modern hearing aids come with feedback suppression, which will monitor any incoming sounds for potential feedback and minimize it.
This is a very simple feature but could be useful for anybody who is out and about. Hearing aids have rechargeable batteries, so you do not need to keep replacing your batteries every couple of days. While rechargeable batteries are only available in certain types of hearing aids, they are expected to be more widespread in several years. Rechargeable batteries are not just great for people who are on the go, but they can help you save money on newer batteries.
Much like Bluetooth, modern hearing aids need to be compatible with smartphones. Smartphone apps can allow the wearer of the hearing aid to adjust the device, monitor the device better and can even allow the user to contact the hearing care provider. Additionally, some apps can convert speech into text, and even translate languages.
Tinnitus Masking Features
Many modern hearing aids come with tools that can mask the symptoms of tinnitus. Your audiologist can help you with this feature, and if you are experiencing any symptoms of tinnitus, like ringing or buzzing in the ears, hearing aids can provide excellent support.
Digital Noise Reduction
Another modern marvel of the contemporary hearing aid, digital noise reduction works by analyzing the incoming signal to see if it contains any unwanted noise and the hearing aid will reduce the level of noise accordingly. It is a simple way to make the environment more comfortable and is a very highly desirable feature.
If the user has a complex hearing profile, a hearing aid with multiple channels can create a natural listening experience. For example, if the hearer cannot hear deeper noises, one hearing channel can be used to only turn up the bass parts, resulting in a more balanced sound.
There are so many different hearing aid features, some basic and some sophisticated. However, it is important to choose the hearing aid features that suit your lifestyle and your individual needs.