Features to Look for to Avoid These 6 Hearing Aid IssuesPublished On: June 19, 2019
As technology develops, hearing aids are including better features to increase our hearing potential and cut out some of the problems that we’ve dealt with in the past. Whether you are purchasing a hearing aid for the first time or have been wearing one for a while, getting the best listening experience is going to be of upmost importance.
We’ve put together a list of the most common issues that hearing aid wearers face, and what hearing aid features you should be looking for to avoid these.
High Pitched Squealing
When sound goes into your ears, it can sometimes get picked up by the hearing aid microphone of traditional and analog hearing aids. This in turn can create a high-pitched sound, which is not only unpleasant but can also make you want to pull the hearing aid out.
Feedback suppression, the feature that you need to overcome this issue, should come with most hearing aids that are available today. Advanced feedback suppression is one thing to check for if you are overly concerned.
Background noise is perhaps the most common problem faced by hearing aid wearers, and it means that you can’t hear as crystal clear as you would like, and communication can be difficult.
One feature that helps is this digital noise reduction, which filters out any background noise. Directional microphones also lend a hand as they isolate the sound of whoever is talking to you, without other chatter getting in the way of your conversation.
Uneven Hearing Experience
If you have a complex hearing profile or find that you have loss either at the high end or the low end of the spectrum, having a higher number of channels certainly helps. This means that you can turn up the volume for different parts of the spectrum to ensure that you are able to listen more naturally.
Wind interference is particularly problematic for those who like to spend a lot of time outdoors. A hearing aid with wind suppression can automatically detect wind blowing and minimize the disturbance to you.
Not Getting the Settings Right
Playing around with the settings on your hearing aid can get to be rather annoying, especially when you are changing your environment frequently. Thanks to Automatic Programming, your hearing aid will make automatic adjustments after analyzing your environment. While this feature is usually only available in high-end models, it’s a great way to have crystal clear sound without having to lift a finger.
Trouble Watching TV or Movies
Some hearing aids feature Bluetooth connectivity. This means you can pair with your streaming device such as a laptop or smartphone and enjoy your audio and entertainment more clearly.
Are You Ready for a Better Listening Experience? Best Hearing Aid are here to help you find the best solution for any issues you face with today’s hearing aids. We understand that there are a lot of options to choose from and we want to make sure that you get the right fit. Call us today on (800) 376-6001 to book an appointment – we’d love to chat!