Getting your hearing tested with a loved one may be the most precious and helpful gift you can give or receive this holiday season, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). No doubt, it will be among the very best things you and your loved one can do to safeguard an active, healthy, engaging lifestyle.
In recent years, the realities of modern-day life have realigned themselves, forcing us to re-think how we look at hearing loss. More and more young people and youthful-minded baby boomers are developing hearing loss and they’re not ready to give up on their active personal or professional lives. At the same time, older Americans are putting off retirement and staying in the workforce longer. Hearing aid technology and design have undergone a sweeping transformation in terms of what they can offer youthful-minded people eager to stay active and engaged.
The vast majority of those with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids.Today’s hearing aids are state-of-the-art, highly effective, sleek and comfortable. They’re high-tech like other wearable consumer electronics—but one that is transforming in its ability to help keep people of all ages connected to their smartphones, televisions, tablets, other electronics, and most importantly- to life.
So this holiday season, do something life-altering. Empower a loved one. Go together to get your hearing tested, and hear the joy this holiday season.
What you need to know about today’s modern hearing aids
- They’re virtually invisible. Many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.
- They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes. Recent technological advances with directional microphones have made hearing aids far more versatile than ever before—and in a broad range of sound environments.
- You can enjoy water sports and sweat while wearing them. Waterproof digital hearing aids have arrived. This feature is built into some newly designed hearing aids for those concerned about water, humidity, and dust. This feature suits the active lifestyles of swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, intensive sports enthusiasts and anyone working in dusty, demanding environments.
- They work with smartphones, home entertainment systems and other prized electronics. Wireless, digital hearing aids are now the norm. That means seamless connectivity—directly into your hearing aid(s) at volumes that are just right for you—from your smartphone, MP3 player, television and other high-tech gadgets.
- They’re always at the ready. A new rechargeable feature on some newly designed hearing aids allows you to recharge your hearing aids every night, so they’re ready in the morning. It’s super convenient—and there’s no more fumbling with small batteries.
For more information on hearing loss, please contact the Florida Hospital Hearing Centers at (407) 303-8080 for an appointment or to discuss what options may be right for you.