Hearing aids have become an essential device for millions of Americans living with hearing loss. They help people with hearing loss communicate more effectively, enjoy hobbies, engage with friends and family, and live life more fully. All of this with a powerful little device that can often fit neatly inside an ear canal.
Hearing aids have come a very long way since they first arrived on the hearing health scene, from the first electrical hearing aids of the late nineteenth century to the analog devices and then digital hearing aids of the twentieth century. Now, there may be even more exciting advances on the horizon.
Hearing devices of the future are here
The terms artificial intelligence, sensor technology and machine learning may seem like something out of sci-fi, CIA or at least science headlines, but they may also be included in the features of your next hearing aid if the recent 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians is any indication. An estimated 8,000 attendees from 83 countries took part in lectures, workshops and roundtables, but the highlight was the exhibition hall where numerous companies showcased the newest innovations including hearing aid technology that:
The possibilities are endless as hearing aid manufacturers embrace artificial intelligence, sensor technology and machine learning to create easy-to-wear smart devices that make hearing with hearing loss more natural than ever before!
If you’re ready to learn more about hearing aids to treat your hearing loss or would like to upgrade your current hearing aids for one of the latest devices, contact our office to learn more about the options now available.