Three salient benefits have been highlighted for hearing impaired men and women who, by necessity, wear hearing aids. Perhaps their current apparatus is not doing them enough justice in being able to control their, ironically, noisy environments and thus the aid. Due to a lack of technology, the hearing aid does not respond to its user’s desire for major adjustment. Microchip and Bluetooth technologies have helped to produce some of the most powerful hearing aids today.
The three main benefits to wearing Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids are that remote control is accessed, hands-free phone calls can be made and all-round improved sound quality is in evidence. Previously, the hearing impaired may have had doubts about acquiring these technologies because of its perceived high costs. But there is still a cost burden to be met after their current aids expire and are instantaneously made redundant, ironically because of technological advancements being made with great strides.
Remote control access is just that. Apple is the company that has pioneered what has been christened the MFi program. This allows users with compatible hearing aids to adjust them via a Bluetooth enabled Apple device. Hands-free calls are a direct response to the discomfort still being felt by many hearing aid wearers in not being proficient with their telephone or mobile call operations. Bluetooth technology allows hearing aid users to make their calls, using their hearing devices as their makeshift phones.
Improved sound quality is just that. Bluetooth technology delivers sound to both ears instantaneously. The sounds that aid wearers hear are clear and precise. All other background noise interference is eliminated allowing users to focus on the sounds and speech they need to hear. Scene setting can be imagined. It is no longer a remote possibility. It is real.