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3 Modern Features to Look for in Your Hearing Aid

With so much new hearing technology on the market, there's never been a better time to get hearing aids. Here are three modern features you should look out for.

Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable hearing aids are new to the market, but they're fast becoming popular among people with hearing loss for many reasons. Made using lithium-ion technology, these rechargeable batteries are made to provide plenty of power to your hearing aids, and they're long-lasting too. With a rechargeable battery, you no longer need to worry about your power running out when you're out and about or unable to buy a new battery. On top of that, rechargeable batteries are much less of a hassle because you don't have to insert and remove them like you do with regular batteries, which is a process that can be tricky due to the small size of the batteries. And, if you care about the environment, you'll be pleased to know that rechargeable hearing aids are eco-friendly. Disposing of single-use zinc batteries can damage the planet, but rechargeable hearing aids only need one battery throughout their lifetime.

Wireless Connectivity

These days, the world is switching to wireless connectivity. Most people connect to the internet via Wi-Fi rather than ethernet, for example, and many make use of Bluetooth accessories for phones and gadgets. Now, you can make use of the same technology in your hearing aids. Wireless hearing aids offer a revolutionary new ability—you can stream audio directly to them. Instead of playing movies or music out loud and dealing with distracting background noise, you can wirelessly play directly into your hearing aid at a level that works for you. You can even use wireless hearing aids for hands-free phone calls, helping you stay in touch with those you love.

App Control

Some of the most recently developed hearing aids are going one step further with wireless connectivity by pairing them with a handy smartphone app that lets you control your hearing aids anywhere at any time. A hearing aid app allows you to make remote adjustments to your hearing aids instantly and accurately, no matter how big or small the change is. One of the best parts of this is that you don't have to be the one controlling it—you can hand that job over to your hearing care professional. Based on test results and consultations, your professional can send an adjustment request through to your hearing aid with all the correct settings. You'll be able to compare the new settings to your old ones, accept the new settings permanently, or even make your own tweaks.

Talk with a hearing aids provider about rechargeable hearing aids and if they'd be right for you.