Bluetooth + Hearing Aid Tech Makes an Impact in Miami
If one would like to dispel the notion that hearing aids are only for “old people”, one only has to look to one of today’s most popular versions of hearing aid technology. FM-enabled hearing aids are all the rage when it comes to hearing aid technology, and the capabilities of these hearing aids go way beyond the capabilities of traditional hearing aids. Nowadays, the biggest customers for hearing aids are not those in the waning years of their lives, but instead are baby boomers in their 50’s and 60’s who are looking for a new lease on life through improved hearing. These are the customers who FM-enabled hearing aids are most popular with.
So what’s up with these hearing aids? For starters, FM-enabled hearing aids are just as inconspicuous, discreet, flexible, and high-tech as any other modern digital hearing aid. The only difference is that they can be linked to a control station, which is usually a very small digital unit (even as small as a watch or keychain) that can actually act as a remote-control for a hearing aid. These control units add a great deal of flexibility to a hearing aid, including bluetooth compatability. With these control stations, when someone calls you, you just press a button to talk to them, and your hearing aid works just as any bluetooth headset would. It’s that easy. What’s even better is that several companies are now offering several accessories for hearing aid wearers to take full advantage of bluetooth hearing aid technology, which is a lot more practical for home use than T-coil technology. One example is Jabra’s Stereo Adapter, which connects to most personal listening devices, such as computers and mp3 players, and broadcasts the stereo signal to the hearing aid wearer. Another example is Jabra’s Bluetooth hub, which allows hearing aid the wearer of a hearing aid to convert a traditional desk phone into a bluetooth-enabled phone.
If you would like to learn more about bluetooth-enabled hearing aid technology, or are interested in getting your hearing tested, then make sure to visit Miami’s New Generation Hearing Centers in West Miami or call at 305-551-7222. New Generation’s Dr. Joseph Duran will work with you to find the hearing solution that works best for you. New Generation is an exclusive dealer of Phonak hearing aids and accessories, which is the world’s leading hearing aid maker.