5. Hearing aids with 360-degree hearing ability
Hearing technology has developed dramatically in recent years, resulting in a new type of hearing aid that changes the way people with hearing loss experience sound. Instead of only picking up sound coming from straight ahead, these devices deliver the entire 360-degree sound environment to your brain – reducing the effort it takes you to listen – which can also reduce fatigue.
You can speak to a hearing care provider, who will listen to your requirements and provide the information you need to make the right decision for you.
6. Hearing aid types that fit your hearing loss
If you notice the signs of hearing loss in yourself or a loved one, then we encourage you to schedule a hearing assessment.* This is key to understanding the severity of your hearing loss, so your hearing care provider can advise what types of hearing aids would suit your individual needs. The appointment takes approximately one hour, and you will have the chance to ask as many questions as you need, and even try on the latest hearing aid technology.
7. Connect your hearing aid to a Bluetooth® device
If you choose a hearing aid with Bluetooth®, you can connect it to your TV, making it possible to stream audio directly in your hearing aid.
You can also connect hearing aids to other Bluetooth® devices, such as mobile phones and music players. Bluetooth® hearing aids can also be paired with an iPhone®, and double as a wireless headset, so that you can listen to music and enjoy hands-free phone conversations.
Read more about Bluetooth hearing aids