Explore the Latest Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing Aid Innovations are Changing the Way You Live, Work, and Play

 

 

 

What's New in Hearing Aid Technology? 

 

The Hearing Aid Industry has always been one to push innovation and leverage new technology. It is very similar to the consumer electronics market. Think about your Smartphone as an example. Every year brings about another advancement that makes us question how we ever lived before, without the newest upgrade. Hearing aid technology is no different. A combination of user demand and industry research creates a race for the next best feature(s). Therefore, hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and most manufacturers are working towards continuous improvement and innovation with every new design and platform. Technology from three to five years ago is good, however, many of the advancements of years past have become standard and are available in virtually every model top manufacturers are bringing to the market today (much like auto-correct, voice activation, Bluetooth and 12-megapixel cameras have become standard on Smartphones).

The primary goal of manufacturers is to design sleek, powerful, hassle-free, connectivity-enabled hearing aids while, and most importantly, getting the sound as close to one's natural hearing as possible. From neural studies to R&D labs to real-life trials, manufacturers are developing hearing aids to fit the diverse style and lifestyle needs of patients.

Take a closer look below to see some of the most advanced models available with new technological advancements highlighted.


ReSound LiNX^2 hearing aids pictures above a graphic denoting connectivity with Apple iPhone and other products.

ReSound LiNX2

The ReSound LiNX2 hearing aids are being called ‘smart hearing aids’ because they connect directly to the iPhone. This means you can hear your phone calls directly in your hearing aids without having to use any other device – they act almost like wireless earphones for the wearer. Not only do they allow for this connection with the iPhone, they also feature a GPS service to help locate the hearing aids should you lose them.

Advances:

  • Direct streaming with iPhone - No need to have an extra device, the LiNX2 allows phone calls from your phone to be heard in your hearing aids directly.
  • ReSound Smart App - Geotag your favorite locations so the hearing aid remembers how it is set, adjust program and volume to your comfort levels.

 


Unitorn Moxi Now Hearing Aids pictured next to two canadian blueberries to denote the size of the hearing aid touted as the world's smallest RIC.

Unitron Moxi NOW

A lot of our patients want a hearing aid that is invisible but, one that also connects them to their phone and includes all the features they need. The Moxi NOW is tiny but, still delivers what people need and want, keeping them connected.

Advances:

  • Automatic - No buttons, no problem. This hearing aid is self-adjusting depending on the environment in which you are located.
  • Log It All / Patient Insights - Tracks your different listening environments and allows for patient input to help your audiologist know where fine tuning is needed during the fitting process.

 


Phonak Audeo BR hearing aids cradled in a green and black mini-charger denoting lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid technology.

Phonak Audeo B-R

The Phonak Audeo B-R is the first ever all-day, lithium ion, rechargeable hearing aid. Not only does it offer users a fully automatic hearing aid that one can put on and forget about for the rest of the day, the hassle of changing batteries is eliminated. The Audeo B-R includes the latest sound technology platform, Belong, that is changing the way people think about hearing aids and is a good fit for a majority of patients.

Advances:

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Hearing Aid - No hassle of changing batteries. 24 hours of hearing with one full charge*. And as a bonus, there is no battery door opening, allowing for an IP68 rating against moisture and dust. 
  • AutoSense OS - The hearing aid startup program. Made up of multiple programs which the hearing aid changes between automatically – no need to press buttons.
* Expected results when fully charged and up to 80 minutes wireless streaming time.

 


Standalone picture of the Signia Siemens Insio Binax IIC in a models hand to denote the size of this technologically advanced IIC hearing aid.

Signia Siemens Insio IIC

Offering a custom, invisible in the canal (IIC) option, the Signia Insio IIC allows for a discreet hearing aid that still gives you the ability to make adjustments using your smartphone. The app available allows patients to adjust programs and volume at the touch of a button.

Advances:

  • HD Music - Since music is different than speech, it needs special attention. This feature helps make music sound more natural whether its live, recorded or the user is performing.
  • TouchControl App - Allows the user to make adjustments discreetly using any smartphone. You can change volume, program or allow for more bass or treble, all from your phone.

 


Image of Signia Siemens Cellion Primax rechargeable hearing aids, one in the charger and one being removed by a thumb and index finger to denote the small size of the aids and the differentiation between left and right using blue and red LEDs.

Signia Siemens Cellion Primax

Cellion primax by Signia is the first wireless hearing aid using lithium-ion inductive-charging technology. While removing the hassle of changing disposable batteries, the hearing aids begin charging automatically simply by placing them in the charging slot. No plugs, no contacts. A magnet guides the hearing aids into perfect inductive charging position.

Advances:

  • 24-Hour Lithium-Ion Inductive Batteries - Lithium-ion inductive-charging batteries provide users with 24 hours of hearing aid use on a 4-hour charge, with unlimited streaming.
  • TouchControl App - Allows the user to make adjustments discreetly using any smartphone. You can change volume, program or allow for more bass or treble, all from your phone.

 


 

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