In a world of technology, we are always looking toward the future. That is probably the only way to nose ahead. It is no different in the domain of people suffering from hearing loss. Technology has opened up new opportunities for these people to embrace hearing devices as part of their lifestyle. The most important shift in this regard has been the turn from analog devices to digital ones.
However, in a field of technical innovations, you can never call a particular innovation as the end of the road! Something or other is continuously being done. For example, hearing devices are now referred as ‘hearables’. It is a term that coincides with the word wearables, devices that you wear on your body. For example, a smartwatch is a wearable. Similarly, hearing aids with the latest technical innovation is called a hearable.
As we kick-start 2016, the technology that comes in a modest hearing aid is rather stunning. Nowadays, it is possible to seamlessly connect your hearing device with your smartphone through a Bluetooth connection. That makes it possible for people with hearing loss to talk on the phone without static disturbances. As a result, you can rely on phone conversations instead of fearing that you will miss out on a word here or there! You don’t have to send text messages to cut out these unreliable angles.
This is not just about phone conversations. With Bluetooth in your hearable, you can now listen to songs on the move! For someone with hearing loss, this will be a major revelation that they can again discover their love for music, which they had to forego while travelling, primarily because they couldn’t hear a note, thanks to traffic and ambient noise.
Moreover, with better audio infrastructure in these little devices, people with hearing impairment can now hear and respond better. These devices have an in-built mechanism to ensure that you hear words and sounds that are desirable to you, cutting through noise.
Though these new-age devices have turned hearing aids into a more modern avatar of a hearable, inventions and innovations are looming around the corner. More dough is being injected into research and when you have bright minds working together to make life simple for humanity, you know that you are only a day away from finding something new and path-breaking.