Faster, smaller, longer lasting – find out what modern hearing aids can do.
In recent years, there have been rapid developments in hearing aids that makes life much easier for many people.
The choice of modern hearing aids today is vast in terms of design as well as technical characteristics. There is a suitable solution for anyone with hearing loss.
A conspicuous beige banana behind the ear, which can make everything sound distorted: That was the image of the hearing aid for a long time. It has no relation to modern hearing solutions. These are small, sometimes even invisible, and provide a very natural listening experience in any surrounding situation.
The latest development on the market: An automatic operating system that analyses the hearing environment every 0.4 seconds and adjusts your hearing aids based on your current hearing situation. No matter where you are, the configurations in your hearing aid are continuously optimised to ensure that you hear as well as possible.
The light glass fiber housings are available in the most colorful colors and patterns. Self-confident wearers might very deliberately choose a conspicuous color, while others prefer more conservative shades. As far as shapes and designs are concerned, there are virtually invisible in-ear devices (IED), but even today’s externally visible models look more like a fashion accessory than a hearing aid. With the latter, a distinction is made between behind-the-ear (BTE) devices and external receiver or receiver-in-canal (RIC) devices.
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Real-time transmission, automatic fitting, and various wireless connectivity options are just three of many examples that show how modern hearing solutions can fit into our everyday lives, dramatically improving the quality of life of people with hearing loss.
Perhaps even more impressive than the look is the technology of these modern marvels. It is comparable to that of a small and extremely powerful computer: 45 million transistors, packaged in 65-nanometer chip technology, guaranteeing that a hearing system can perform around 552 million operations in just one second. What does that mean for the hearing aid wearer? Real-time transmission, for example, enables better speech comprehension in conversations. It also eliminates the need for awkward manual fittings based on different hearing situations. The sensitive software of the devices specifically recognises changes independently and adapts automatically to the environment. One example of this is when driving. The software is able to suppress the noise coming from the engine, which would make having a conversation much easier.
Another milestone achieved in recent years is wireless connectivity possibilities. This means direct connection to audio devices using radio (FM) or Bluetooth, ensuring optimum transmission quality. This is the case for instance with mobile phones, which transmit the caller’s voice directly to the wearer’s hearing aids via a connected additional device. This also works with radios, TVs and MP3 players.
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Modern hearing aids can perform over 552 million operations a second.