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How Can You Pick the Best Hearing Aids?

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Hearing devices have become much more advanced in recent years, and there is now a range of accessories to accompany hearing aids. These can enhance your auditory experience, increase comfort and minimize the amount of maintenance required when using hearing aids on a long-term basis. 

To learn more about which accessories are right for you, look at some of the most popular types of hearing aid accessories on the market.

Microphones

Most modern hearing aids have built-in microphones to pick up sound. However, you can enhance your hearing function by using a standalone microphone too. If you want to ensure you hear every word in an important meeting, an extra microphone could be just what you’re looking for. 

Designed to stand on a nearby surface or clip on to your clothing, the latest designs are sleek and unobtrusive. In fact, you’ll find hearing aid microphones that complement your style and décor, so there’s no reason not to embrace these handy accessories!

Remote Controls

If you experience hearing loss, it’s likely that your hearing function will vary depending on the environment you’re in. You may need to increase amplification when you’re in busier and louder situations. 

Traditionally, hearing aid wearers would adjust the settings of their device while wearing it or take it out to modify its performance. With an inconspicuous remote control, however, you can adjust your hearing aid’s settings in seconds. As well as being discreet and convenient, the ease of using a remote control means you can modify the settings as many times as you like to perfect the performance and improve your auditory experience. 

Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth connectivity can be built-in to your hearing device or facilitated via accessories. Once you have Bluetooth connectivity, you’ll find it easy to pair your hearing aids with a wide range of tech, such as televisions, laptops and speakers. You can even pair your hearing aids with smartphones to ensure seamless usage. 

Whether you’re a fan of the latest tech or you simply want to watch your television more comfortably, Bluetooth connectivity is a valuable feature for most hearing aid users. 

Chargers

Some newer hearing devices use rechargeable batteries, rather than single-use alternatives. When choosing a charger for your hearing aid, be sure to look at the features on offer. Many brands offer standard and advanced chargers, so choose one that fits your needs. 

If you want to be able to recharge your hearing aids in record time, selecting an advanced charger might be the best option. Similarly, if you want to maximize operation time and go for longer periods of time before having to recharge your hearing devices, look out for advanced chargers.

Dryers

Keeping your hearing aids dry can reduce the risk of damage occurring and increase their lifespan. When you’re wearing hearing devices for hours every day, it’s common for them to get a little wet due to perspiration. Many people remove their hearing aids at night and leave them in an open box to allow them to air dry but there are other options available.

With custom drying solutions, you can dry your hearing aids more quickly and minimize the amount of time it takes for them to be wearable again. When used appropriately, these can reduce the risk of damage, increase your comfort and ensure your hearing aids are properly maintained. 

Choosing the right hearing aid accessories

Selecting the right hearing aid and accessories isn’t always straightforward. With so many options on the market, it might be tricky to find the best solution for your needs. Fortunately, a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) can help you to find the perfect device and accessories. 

By discussing your lifestyle and identifying the type of hearing loss you experience, a hearing instrument specialist can provide personalized advice regarding hearing products. From the most discreet hearing aids to the more compatible hearing devices, your HIS will have all the information you need. 

In addition to this, a hearing instrument specialist can help you to find the right accessories to use with your existing hearing aids. If you want to enhance your auditory experience without buying new hearing aids, you can complement your current devices with compatible accessories. To find out more, why not contact a hearing instrument specialist today? 

With bespoke advice and fitting, hearing aid accessories can revolutionize your auditory experience. To learn more, simply call Nu-Life Hearing Centre at 905-697-3838.