Today, hearing aids are smaller, more comfortable, and most importantly - more effective - than ever before, which explains why satisfaction with new hearing aids is at an all-time high of 90%.1 Hearing aids today are digital microcomputers that can automatically adjust to ensure sounds are audible and comfortable. And with a whole host of twenty-first century features, they’re easy – and even fun – to use. Even basic models today are light years ahead of the most advanced models of just a few years ago. And research has proven that hearing aids not only help you hear better but can actually improve the quality of your life2.
Some of the latest features of hearing aids today include interfaces for wirelessly connecting to Bluetooth cell phones, MP3 players and computers; digital noise reduction including smoothing of quick impulse sounds; and instruments that learn based on changes made by the wearer, and then automatically make these changes for precise customization. New technology is emerging at a rapid rate. To learn more about the latest hearing aids, get our 2008 Guide to Hearing Aids here. To locate a professional in your area who can determine if new technology may help you to hear better, click here.
1. Kochkin, S. (2005). Customer satisfaction with hearing aids in the digital age. Hearing Journal, 58(9): 30-37.
2.Kochkin, S. & Rogin, C. (2000). Quantifying the obvious: The impact of hearing aids on quality of life. Hearing Review,7(1) : 8-34.