Hearing loss can impact a number of facets of your life, from personal conversations to work meetings. However, with the right assistive technology, you can incorporate easy hearing and listening into your everyday life.
Advanced Hearing Care can help you learn more about assistive listening technology and provide support throughout the process of purchasing the best devices for your specific lifestyle needs.
What is hearing assistive technology?
The term hearing assistive technology is a relatively broad one that describes a collection of products that are designed to help sufferers of hearing loss through the challenges of daily life. In most cases, they are household items, although some exceptions do exist.
Assistive listening products can be used in conjunction with hearing aids and other devices while others are independent items. Cochlear implants are another option for certain products. When used well, they can completely transform the way you connect with others for the better.
What products are available?
There are a number of different assistive technologies available on the market, with new additions being made each year. Right now, here are some of the most popular options:
As the name suggests, amplified telephones increase the volume and clarity to allow for easier phone interactions. Various options are available, including independent products that connect to hearing aids through wireless tech.
Cell phone accessories
Cell phone accessories serve a similar purpose and can use wireless technology to provide a clearer and louder conversation. They can also include facilities that notify you of incoming calls.
Television listening systems
Watching TV can be stressful, but the wireless technology sends the sound directly to your hearing devices for a crisp connection.
Assistive technology alarms clocks can either direct the buzzing to your hearing aids or use alternative sensory items, such as low-tones and vibrations to grab your attention.
Telephone and doorbell ring signalers
You don’t have to worry about missing telephone calls or visitors if you use signalers that alert you. This is most commonly achieved through wireless signals to your hearing aids.
Flashing smoke alarms
The distinct pitches of smoke alarms can be easy to miss when you have hearing problems. Flashing visual stimulants alert you to the danger to take safety to the next level.
Personal listening system
Advanced personal listening systems can be used to alert you to various environmental signals through a smart amplification facility.
Which products are best for me?
No two people share the same hearing profile, which is why all hearing aid devices should be tailored to your specific needs. In a very similar fashion, there is no one right answer regarding the best hearing assistive tech devices. Ultimately, you need to consider your daily activities and think about the products that are best served to help you through those challenges.
If you still need a little support in finding the right solutions, Advanced Hearing Care is here to help.