Listen Up! Hearing Aids Have Changed

Listen Up! Hearing Aids Have Changed

By: Dawn Quantrille, MA, CC-A

Did you know hearing loss is actually twice as prevalent as cancer and diabetes? In fact, hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, and about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids.

Like many other things (TVs, computers, phones), hearing aid technology has made huge strides in the past few years to keep people connected to our ever changing world with improved clarity and speech in noise processing with a sleeker design.   

For example, Signia (formerly Siemens hearing) hearing aids have direct to Iphone and Android streaming which allows you to hear phone conversations in both ears as well as listen to music or other applications. These hearing aids also have many advanced features including:

  • Augmented Focus Technology which separates speech from noise, helping you better understand speech in quiet, mild, and loud environments, while still being aware of the sounds around you.
  • Own Voice Processing Technology that enhances the natural sound of your own voice and makes it easier to adjust to wearing hearing aids.      
  • Rechargeable Battery & Portable Charger for convenient carrying and a battery boost on the go — offering up to 36 hours of use on a single charge.

Signia also now offers a hearing aid that looks like an earbud for those who may want a more modern style. These devices offer an instant and comfortable fit, exceptional hearing in noise, high quality Bluetooth streaming to Iphone technology, and portable rechargeability. 

Hearing aids are available in a variety of sizes and price ranges at Woman’s Hospital Audiology. For over 20 years, our team of licensed, certified audiologists have dispensed hearing aids to all ages from infants to both adult men and women. As a non-commission based facility, we make recommendations based on the best interest of our patients. If you find yourself continually asking people to repeat themselves or constantly turning up the volume of the television or radio, let them help find you the perfect hearing aid for individual needs and preferences.

To schedule an appointment, please visit our website or contact Woman’s Center for Wellness at 225-924-8450.