Whether you have recently been told by a doctor you need hearing aids or have worn them for years, you may have been pleasantly surprised to discover that they come in smaller sizes. Thanks to recent technology, hearing aids can be manufactured so that they fit comfortably inside your ear canal while providing clearer tones and not losing sound quality.
Along with a better, more comfortable fit and improved sound, hearing aids can also provide convenient features that you may not have even known about or considered. Below are a couple of these extra features that you may want to consider the next time you choose your new hearing aids.
1. Preset Feature Allowing for Better Hearing in Different Environments
One feature that you may want to consider adding to your new hearing assistance devices is the ability to have predetermined settings. This is especially important if you find that you must lower the volume to accommodate a louder work environment while then having to find the right adjustment for when you go to the store or relax at home.
Instead of having to make the adjustments every time, this feature allows you to find the right settings for each environment and preset them. Then, you simply have to find the right one for work, home, or other places that you frequent while being able to quickly change them afterward.
2. Bluetooth Setting Letting You Connect Directly to Various Devices
Another extra feature that could prove convenient for you is the ability to connect directly to certain devices so that you can hear them directly. When you have hearing aids with a Bluetooth feature, you can do so.
This feature allows you to connect to any Bluetooth-capable device, such as a computer, television, or even your phone. Not only is this more convenient, but it also saves you from having to readjust the settings so that you can hear the sound coming from the device while muting out extraneous noises that could interfere with your ability to hear clearly.
While not necessary for assisting you with hearing, having such features as presets for different areas and Bluetooth capabilities added to your hearing aids could help enhance your quality of life by adding additional conveniences. If you are interested in learning more about these and other extra features, speak with a hearing aid dispensing professional before or during your next fitting and selection appointment.