Wireless Hearing Aids
There are many benefits to wireless technology. In this modern high tech world, we have become accustomed to mobile phones, tablets, laptops, as well as other wireless devices to keep us connected to our friends and loved ones, and hearing aids are no exception.
Some of the benefits of wireless hearing aids include
Better Sound Quality
Wireless technology allows two hearing aids to work together rather than individually as one complete system. This allows hearing aids to better preserve the speech signal in more complicated environments.
We were born with two ears for a reason. Binaural hearing helps us locate a sound source quickly because the brain analyzes timing and level differences received from each side of the head. Wireless hearing aids address this problem by working together to compare timing and level differences for sounds received at the microphone of each device, thus preserving the natural localization cues our ears provide.
Most wireless hearing aids may be programmed to have a program or volume change (as well as other features) made to one hearing aid, automatically be implemented to the other hearing aid as well.
The vast majority wireless hearing aids on the market are able to pair to Bluetooth enabled devices such as cell phones, TVs, and home phones (as well as other devices). Additional equipment will usually be needed to be purchased with your hearing aids in order to pair them to these devices, even though recent technology has enabled direct hearing aid to mobile phone pairing.
Please consult with your local Audiologist or Hearing Aid Specialist for more information.
Till next time,
Kostas (Gus) Neoclis, Sc.D., CCC-A, Audiologist