Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, today’s hearing aids are stepping out with a brand-new look. But instead of fine jewelry and fancy dresses, today’s hearing aid technology comes with sleek designs and smart technology.
Hearing Aids Stigma Is Down
Gone are the days of feeling embarrassed about your hearing devices. The stigma previously associated with those who wore hearing aids has changed due in part to hearing loss becoming more commonplace. According to a study, embarrassment caused by wearing hearing aids drop from 56% in 2009 to 30% in 2019. Hearing aids aren’t just for older adults, and they’re no longer prominent clunky devices.
High Tech, High Quality
Today’s hearing aids clarify sound better than they have in the last ten years. You can also connect some hearing devices to smart technology through wireless Bluetooth applications. Answer calls, monitor your health, listen to music, and track alerts with the touch of a button. The study also indicated that device feature satisfaction was up to 80% in 2019, a 10% difference from 2009.
Common hearing aid features include:
- Directional mics that limit background noise
- Adaptability depending on your hearing needs and environment
- Improved algorithms to replicate natural sound
- Fall protection
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it can’t hurt your confidence to wear a device that’s both functional and fashionable. You can invest in hearing aids that are both powerful and nearly invisible thanks to style options like in-the-canal and in-the-ear.
Visible devices are available in colors to match your skin tone to provide sleek discretion. Or, if you want to show off your tech, there are design options that will turn your hearing aids into a fashionable accessory.