What are Hearing Aid Accessories? What are the Benefits?
In recent years, hearing aids have become even more user-friendly with the introduction of optional accessories. These accessories give hearing aid wearers more control over the sounds that come into the hearing aids and make the listening experience even better. For example, these hearing aid accessories can help wearers with:
1) Volume control
Instead of having to fiddle with volume controls on the back of the hearing aids, hearing aid wearers can also use a remote control to change the volume of the sounds coming into the hearing aids.
2) Hearing the TV directly through their hearing aids
A hearing aid accessory such as an audio or TV streamer can help make listening to the TV even easier. They transmit the sound of the TV, computer, or audio device directly into the hearing aids so that the hearing aids become wireless headphones for you.
3) Listen to the phone through the hearing aids
With a phone accessory, you can transmit the sounds from your phone directly into the hearing aids, on one side, or even better, on both sides. You can easily hear the conversation on the phone without having to worry about missing a word.
4) Go hands-free on their cell phone
Since phone calls stream directly to the hearing aids, you can easily use the phone accessory for hands-free conversations while you are driving. There are microphones built into the phone accessory so you don’t need to pick up your phone to talk.
5) Pick up speech in a large room such as a classroom or even at a loud party.
Speech can be challenging to hear in a classroom or at a loud party with lots of background noise. Sometimes, you can’t get the speaker to repeat what they said or the background noise is so loud, you still can’t clearly hear all the words. A mini-microphone accessory can be used to send the sound of the conversation directly to the hearing aids in these situations, making it effortless to hear the person speaking.
Hearing aids are improving every year and these accessory options are another way to help enhance your listening experience. Not all wearers want, or need, these accessories but they can help in certain situations and make listening to conversation easy and comfortable.