Embrace Your Geekness: 7 things modern hearing aids are capable of doing today
Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day. Did you know that the term “geek” was originally used as a derogatory term to describe a circus worker? Over time, the word has evolved to describe a person who is a keen expert on a particular topic. In honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day, we are flaunting our geekness with pride by sharing seven things modern hearing aids are capable of doing today.
People with hearing loss typically have more trouble hearing in noisy situations. But with smart hearing aids, not only can wearers hear conversations better in noise, they might even be able to hear better than their normal hearing counterparts in very challenging listening environments, such as busy restaurants and cocktail parties.
They can help with tinnitus
People who suffer from tinnitus can find relief with hearing aids, too. In fact, since tinnitus and hearing loss often go hand-in-hand, many people find that simply being able to hear better with hearing aids improves their tinnitus as well. While there is still no known cure for all forms of tinnitus, many of today’s hearing aids have additional tinnitus therapy features that provide soothing relief from that irritating ringing.
Gone are the days when having hearing aids also meant you had to frequently buy and change tiny batteries. You can now save time, money, and hassles because there are hearing aids that are rechargeable. So when you go to bed at night, all you have to do is place them in the charger, and in the morning they’re good to go.
Using Bluetooth® technology, you can now sync your hearing aids with wireless devices such as smartphones, TVs, video game consoles, and many other electronic devices, allowing you to receive direct audio signals from those devices into your ears. It’s just like having a tiny Hi-Fi wireless headset.
Hearing aids used to be large bulky devices that only came in shades of beige. Today, they weigh only a few ounces while still providing excellent sound quality, and come in a variety of colors and patterns to choose from.
You can now get hearing aids that match your lifestyle—whether you’re a swimmer or a sports lover. Water-resistant and waterproof hearing aids make things like water, humidity, and sweat no problem for people who like to swim or shower with their hearing devices on.
Hearing aids can remember any adjustments you make throughout the day and store that information, so that they learn your listening preferences in a variety of situations. After just a few weeks, they’re able to automatically adjust settings to exactly how you like them, without you having to lift a finger.
Now that you’ve learned something new and geeky today, it’s time to show the world how tech-savvy you are!