Hearing aid technology is changing and evolving at an exponential rate. Thanks to audiology research, hearing aid manufacturers are now designing new modern-day solutions which offer better processing speed, features and designs as well as connectivity and assistive listening options and devices. To learn more about hearing aid features, visit the Ethier Hearing Clinic (audiology and hearing clinic) in Timmins.
- Better sound quality
- Improved speech understanding in noisy environments
- Automatic adaptation to multiple listening situations
- Increased gain without feedback
- Remote fine-tuning (from the comfort of your home)
- Wireless connectivity: all hearing aids can now be connected to cell phones, landline phones, television, tablets, and personal listening devices. This allows wireless streaming from the device to the hearing aid. Several APPS can be downloaded on your Smart Phone to access volume, programs, sound equalizer, noise filter, etc.
- Health Data Tracker
An in-depth discussion on hearing aid technology is included in your Hearing Aid Selection Appointment.
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Hearing Aid Styles
What are the different styles of hearing aids? Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Certain factors need to be considered when choosing the proper style, such as type and degree of hearing loss, personal preference (color, cosmetics) and manual dexterity (skill in using one's hand(s) for inserting hearing aid(s)).
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What are some of the accessories and connectivity options?
Hearing aids can now be connected to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones, landline phones, television, personal listening devices, tablets and watches.
ROGER technology is a wireless microphone system which works on 2.4 GHz. It is used in conjunction with hearing aids. It is able to boost understanding in noise and over distance. Here are some benefits:
- Enhanced listening in groups and in loud noise environments
- Microphone settings automatically adjust to noise levels and speakers around you
- Effective for use at home, school, work or play
- Multimedia connectivity
Accessories such as remote controls are available, which allow navigating and manipulating through hearing aid programs and desired functions.
Are two hearing aids better than one?
In most cases, definitely! Here are some of the advantages of binaural hearing:
Better speech understanding
In quiet, in groups and in noisy situations.
Being able to tell which direction sounds are coming from.
Better sound quality
Along with balanced hearing.
of the ability to understand speech and keeps the brain "fit".
Masking of ringing or buzzing sounds in the ear.
Satisfaction of our clients
Improved quality of life.
Cleaning, Handling and Maintenance
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