Hearing aids have come a long way in just a short period of time. The improvements the hearing industry is seeing in hearing aids are primarily because of the advances in digital technology. Digital signal processing (DSP) became available in 1996. With this advancement, those with hearing loss received greater benefit in their everyday listening environments. Feedback was less of a problem. Hearing in noisy situations was much improved. The sound quality of hearing aids was suddenly much more clear and natural.
So what is the next technology advancement going to be?
Digital signal processing changed the way people hear. The future of digital hearing is digital wireless technology, which promises to revolutionize hearing aids as much if not more than DSP. Digital wireless technology will change how people connect to the world. Wireless technology is seemingly everywhere now days. From Bluetooth headsets for hands-free cell phone use to Bluetooth listening systems in our cars and even the wireless capabilities of our computer mouse, Bluetooth capable systems are becoming more readily available. Hearing aid manufacturers recognize that the tech-savvy consumer who happens to have hearing loss is looking to improve their quality of life by having access to wireless audio systems. Hearing aids with Bluetooth accessibility are already available. One hearing aid in particular has seen great success with consumers, The GNReSound Alera.
The GNReSound Alera uses a 2.4 GHz transmission technology to provide truly wireless connections to everyday audio devices such as TVs and phones. The combination of Resound Alera’s broad transmission range and the freedom it provides from body-worn steamers makes Resound Alera both convenient and easy-to-use. ReSound Alera offers a wealth of sophisticated features at three different price points and a choice of colors that can easily be changed for a discreet look. It is available in a range of models that are appropriate for almost any hearing loss. Call our office today for your free demonstration of the new digital wireless technology.