The invention of the hearing aid was a landmark achievement. The first battery-powered hearing aid was invented by Harvey Fletcher in the 1930s. This hearing aid required that the user have a wire run up the side of the body into an earpiece. Today, modern digital hearing aids are so small that they can be hidden behind a person’s ear or placed deep inside the ear canal, making them completely invisible yet still comfortable!
Digital hearing aid technology has evolved dramatically over the past decade. Today there are multiple modern hearing aid designs that are invisible - meaning that only the wearer knows they're there! Modern hearing aids are chic, computer programmable, customizable, and easy to use.
Currently, more than 3 million children in the United States experience some form of hearing loss. Wait, doesn't hearing loss only affect people over the age of 65? Nope! Today, one out of every five teenagers has some degree of hearing loss. This is the highest number of hearing loss in teenagers in history! With the invention of noise-reducing earphones and louder work environments, a younger generation is now experiencing hearing loss more than ever before. Because of this, modern hearing aids have become more stylized, custom, and increasingly are smaller and smarter. Most hearing aids are now computer programmed, allowing them to be adjusted to the custom needs of each hearer. With so many options, styles, and benefits to wearing a hearing aid, now is the time to take control of your hearing health - in a stylish, modern way.