Laptops, phones, tablets, and hearing aids. What do they all have in common? These digital devices are all jam-packed with features that can make your life easier and more enjoyable. Are you surprised to find hearing aids in that list? Sure, they improve your hearing, but did you know that they can do so much more?
Let’s take a look at a few scenarios to show you just how advanced today’s hearing aids are and how they can help you:
“I need some tunes for my morning run”
Thanks to built-in wireless technology, you can now stream music directly into your hearing aids from your phone, tablet, or other digital devices.
“Dinner out at my favorite restaurant”
Trying to have a conversation against the background noises of a busy restaurant is made easier with specific settings programmed into your hearing aids, which will project the sounds of the person you’re talking to over that of the background bustle. You can save a whole range of different settings adjusted to specific environments you often encounter such as home, work, or even airplane flights.
“Couch time and TV tonight”
Whether you’re chilling at home alone with a movie or having friends over to watch the game, you can capture every sound with the help of an adapter that plugs into your TV so you can stream the sounds straight into your hearing aids.
“Help! I can’t find my hearing aids”
You won’t ever need to panic if you misplace your hearing aids. Simply open up the hearing aid app on your digital device and you’ll be able to track down where you left them. That hearing aid app also means that you can quickly and easily tinker with the settings of your hearing aids without anyone noticing; after all, people fiddling with their phones isn’t exactly an uncommon sight these days.
Now you know that hearing aids today do more than improve your hearing, they also improve your entire lifestyle, why not get your hearing tested at Selective Hearing? We can then sort you out with the latest in hearing aid technology so you can hear and live better.
An Abbeville, Louisiana native, Dr. Thom realized her love for speech, language, and hearing while taking a speech pathology class her junior year at LSU. After completing a bachelor of arts in communications disorders, that love persisted, and Dr. Thom graduated in 2011 with a clinical doctorate in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Thom continues to make sounds and language more accessible to her patients and likes to learn about their unique hearing and communication needs. An active member of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology, she has been serving as a board member for two years, and was the 2016-17 President of LAA.