Like lots of other devices, hearing aids are getting smarter every day. They’re also less conspicuous and cooler than they ever have been. The average American is older, reports The Us Census Department, as the population as a whole ages, and hearing loss is, unfortunately, very common, particularly in older adults. Approximately 37.5 million adults in America say they have some hearing loss, and these numbers are rising.
The good news is hearing technology has had some thrilling developments recently that will provide more options for dealing with loss of hearing. A few of the advancements now available are presented here.
Your General Health Can be Tracked by Your Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are as good if not better than a fitness tracker at tracking many vital signs. Not only can it track step count, how many calories were burned, the total number of steps you took and heart rate, it also monitors the time in between heartbeats to help detect any cardiovascular worries. They’re also developing technology that can evaluate other important vital signs like blood pressure and oxygenation of the blood. There are other potential benefits that come with hearing aids, including the ability to help drown out tinnitus and will help you hear generally so that your social life will get better also. Actually, social involvement is another statistic we should look at because it has been connected to your overall health. With these new hearing aids, you won’t even need a fitness device or smartwatch because the hearing aids can sync to your smartphone so you can listen to your tunes.
Streaming Made Smarter And Simpler
Being connected to your virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa is becoming more important as people get more addicted to these features. Even if you ignore the allure of talking directly to these assistants, hearing aids with Bluetooth provide key advantages such as streaming music directly from a smart device like your phone or even streaming directly from a smart TV. Just consider the benefits: You can avoid getting yelled at for having the Volume too loud while watching this year’s Big Game in a room full of loud friends. You will be capable of managing your hearing loss more discreetly and also enjoy your music, phone calls, and shows more by hearing them directly in your ears.
Did you ever notice how Goodreads seems to know what type of book you’d like to read? Or how Amazon seems to know which products to suggest? That’s because big data and artificial intelligence are very powerful. The latest hearing aids can also make changes automatically based on your responses in the past. It will notice how you prefer to turn down the volume when you enter the train station and do that automatically the next time it detects you’ve entered the station (or any other circumstance with to much background noise). They are also beginning to network your hearing aids with other devices that belong to people near you in order to alert you of a possible loud noise danger nearby. Over time you will be able to adjust quickly to changes in the hearing environment because your hearing aid will make recommendations based on all the information it has collected.
No More Tiny Batteries to Replace.
Why would you want to continuously struggle with hearing aid batteries? You can now get rechargeable hearing aids. While you can do a lot to help increase the life of your hearing aids’ batteries, let’s be honest…it’s still costly and irritating. Even better, technology to recharge your hearing aids while they are still in your ears is being developed.