As people lose their ability to hear, they want to know if a hearing aid is a solution for their particular case. Luckily, hearing aids are often the best treatment for all ranges of hearing loss and come in a variety of different styles and sizes. These instruments have improved over the decades to become true marvels of miniature electronics.
Today’s hearing aids are tiny computers that can include rechargeable batteries, Bluetooth communication, directional sound acuity and more.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are a critical component to the functionality of your devices. These can come in different options, including disposable and rechargeable, and have colors to differentiate between the styles. 675, or blue, represents the largest battery; 13, or orange, represents a medium-sized battery; 312, or brown, represents a medium-sized battery; and 10, or yellow, represents the smallest battery,
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The hearing aid is a miniature electronic marvel. They boast many of the features of cell phones and computers. Bluetooth wireless connections help control the function of the hearing aid, generally through a cell phone app. Many Bluetooth devices connect to cell phones to answer calls.
NuTech Health & Hearing offers several makes of these hearing aids. We can recommend one for you.
Cell phone accessories
Many hearing aids connect to cell phones wirelessly or with a wire. Cell phone accessories for these devices can help you connect to the world:
- A telecoil is an enhancement for listening and talking on a phone. This is a switch feature built into the hearing aid.
- A neckloop is a wire worn around the neck to connect to a telecoil and enhance sound.
Microphone items of various sizes also connect with hearing aids. These come in various sizes and can help you hear music, television and more.
The ReSound company offers many hearing aid products from tiny CIC models to powerful BTE devices. The LiNX Quattro BTE hearing aid that offers vivid clarity of speech and discerns various sound environments. The LiNX 3D is ReSound’s “smart hearing” line of each size of device. It is the company’s most advanced series of digital hearing aids. The ENZO 3D is the newest hearing aid for profound hearing loss. With Binaural Directionality III, the ENZO devices are worn in pairs and communicate with each other for better control of sound scenarios.
Signia offers hearing products in many configurations. The rechargeable choices are the Styletto Connect, Pure Charge&Go Nx and Motion Charge&Go Nx. The Styletto, Pure and CROS/BiCROS lines are examples of state-of-the-art electronics and connectivity.
Signia products offer clear and loud voice understanding and control of sound environments.
The Starkey company boasts the world’s first hearing aid with sensors and artificial intelligence. These devices use a hearing app called Thrive™. They discern important sounds from background noise and can be remotely programmed.
Livio AI intelligent hearing aids are rechargeable and offer improved wireless communication.