Wireless technology revolution

April 15, 2016 by Simon Dufort
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If you follow technology trends, particularly Apple’s products, you’ve probably already heard that the new iPhone 7 might not have standard auxiliary input for headphones, but instead work only with Bluetooth headphones. This news could raise eyebrows, but know that hearing aid manufacturers will follow suit!

Even “traditional” items can’t escape the technology revolution. Smart watches are an excellent example. These watches, which have been gaining in popularity since last year, don’t just show the time, no! They can also receive emails and texts, and measure the wearer’s heart rate and distance covered in his or her morning jog!

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Smart audio earphones

The smart audio earphones are a new product that looks just as promising. They have a range of features including a music player (from storage or streaming thanks to Bluetooth) and a water-resistant sports monitor.

Wireless technology and hearing aids—what’s next?

Wear hearing aids? Imagine being able to direct the sound amplification on one particular person so you can fully capture everything he or she says, even if you’re both moving. When travelling abroad, imagine hearing a simultaneous translation of what another person is saying directly through your hearing aids. Even more useful, detect abnormal vital signs through sensors on your hearing aids, which could alert family and friends of any problem or let you call emergency services simply by nodding your head!

During a recent training, I had a chance to try really interesting prototypes of some innovative devices. Without giving it all away, I can tell you that we’re at the dawn of a real technology revolution with respect to hearing aids!

To determine which hearing aids are best for you, consult an audioprosthetist.