Today’s hearing aids possess more capabilities than ever before. The science behind your ear’s hearing mechanism has taken off over the last 10 years, and so has hearing aid technology. Gone are the days of clunky devices behind your ears. Styles and designs are smaller, sleeker, and more powerful than their previous counterparts.

Function And Capabilities

According to a 2019 study, 80% of hearing aid users reported overall satisfaction with their device’s features. Today’s hearing aids don’t just amplify sound. They clarify, clean, and fine-tune audio signals before they reach your ears.

Hearing aids now have:

  • Improved algorithms to better replicate the natural processes of your ear
  • Technological integrations like Bluetooth and health monitoring
  • Directional microphones to filter ambient noise

Today’s hearing aid are more like mini computers that are capable of connecting to smart technology. You can listen to music, make calls, and even turn on closed captions with modern hearing devices.

Styles

Design has become a major element of hearing aid satisfaction, and users are no longer embarrassed to wear them. Embarrassment from hearing aid use dropped from 56% to 30% in 2019 as more users view their devices as multi-tasking devices.

Hearing aids come in a wide variety of styles and can be dyed to match skin tone for discretion. Types of hearing aids include:

  • In-the-ear
  • Invisible in-the-canal
  • Completely-in-the-canal
  • In-the-canal
  • Full shell or in-the-ear
  • Behind-the-ear
  • Receiver in the ear

Each style has different capabilities depending on your degree of hearing loss. Consult with your audiologist or hearing specialist to determine which style is best for you.

What Improved Satisfaction Means For You

Your brain won’t have to work overtime to successfully process sounds with the help of hearing aids. This means less mental fatigue and more stimulation to promote brain health and function.

Hearing aids also boost your social interactions since you won’t have to worry about struggling to keep up with conversations. You’ll attend any social outing with confidence because your ears won’t have to compete with ambient noise.

The team at Audiology Services of Marin want you to find hearing aids that cater to your specific hearing needs. Come visit us to receive comprehensive hearing health care and learn more about our hearing screenings. Call 415-461-9703, or contact us online today.