Today’s hearing aids are sleek, compact and innovative and offer users a wide variety of options. Hearing Well Matters! is ready to help you find the style to best suit your needs. Be sure to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of digital hearing aids with your hearing instrument specialist and request a real-time demonstration to make sure you are comfortable with this exciting technology.
We understand how important hearing aids are to connecting you to the rest of the world. That’s why we offer devices that can be equipped with a range of different features. This ensures you will find something to fit seamlessly with your daily activities while also boosting your listening experience.
Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids
Wireless connectivity allows users to connect their hearing aids to a variety of devices for improved sound quality directly from the source. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be connected to televisions, cellphones, tablets and more via an invisible electronic signal. This feature is compatible with most styles of digital hearing aids. This means you have control over how loud the sounds are that are being streamed into your hearing aids, allowing you the customization needed to keep everyone comfortable.
- Wireless and convenient
- Custom control for volume and other options
- Better sound quality
- Increased enjoyment and ease when streaming content or making phone calls
- Environmental sounds may be muted
- Requires some set up for device integration
- Device must be within a certain range of the transmitter
Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Cellphone accessories
All major cellphone manufacturers are required to make HAC cellphones available. May have HAC accessories available as well. These accessories put distance between the hearing aid and your cellphone, which can reduce buzzing, feedback and interference. Some HAC accessories can provide hands-free usage, which is key when you are behind the wheel. Ask your hearing instrument specialist if HACs are right for you!
Be sure to find out about any satisfaction guarantees. Phones and devices may work differently once you leave the store after you purchase any HAC cellphone accessories. You may also talk to your cellphone provider to discuss the operating systems that will work with your devices.
Hearing Aid Technology
Modern hearing aid technology allows for devices that fit seamlessly into everyday life with discreet profiles, enhanced speech comprehension and sound quality, and tinnitus masking features! Contact Hearing Well Matters! today to discuss solutions for your needs, lifestyle and budget.
No two patients have the same experience with hearing loss, and everyone has different needs. Today’s hearing aids tend to fall into one of four categories:
- Basic: Affordable and best for mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Few or no extra features or technology.
- Standard: A good option for people who struggle with background noise, these devices offer slightly more advanced sound quality and noise reduction.
- Advanced: Best suited for those with an active lifestyle. These devices are typically equipped with Bluetooth capabilities.
- Premium: The most dynamic sound experience in a variety of environments. Premium devices include the most features and more advanced technology.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Hearing aids of the past had disposable batteries that required regular changing, but today’s digital hearing aids offer the convenience of overnight charging like your favorite devices. Many manufacturers offer cases that charge your devices so that you can power them up on the go!
There are many varieties of rechargeable hearing aids available in behind-the-ear (BTE) or in-the-ear (ITE) styles, but it can still vary based on manufacturer, so don’t forget to talk to your hearing instrument specialist about your options. Since rechargeable batteries can’t be removed, you may be without your device if the battery component needs repairs.
Smartphone Connectivity and Apps
Many hearing aid manufacturers offer smartphone apps that sync with your hearing aid, allowing users to seamlessly adjust from one environment to another. These apps also allow you to adjust your device’s volume or save sound settings for specific situations.
Water-Resistant Hearing Aids
Technology has evolved to make hearing aids more resistant to sweat, humidity and rain, but devices work best when they are clean and dry. Consider a water-resistant device if you regularly participate in outdoor or water sports. Talk to your hearing instrument specialist to determine which device is the best choice for your lifestyle.