What Are Some of the Major Recent Advances in Hearing Aid Technology?

A hearing evaluation is the beginning of a very fruitful journey to better hearing. By choosing the right brand, these advances can change your life forever. Here are the features that make the biggest difference when choosing a new hearing aid.

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Ease of Use

Hearing aids should never require a high skill ceiling. This is one of the reasons why Earlens has shown up as a frontrunner in hearing technology. As hearing technology evolves, the usability has a chance of taking a dangerous nosedive. Hearing aid manufacturers have done a good job of preventing the advancements from taking over consumer friendliness. With this in mind, Earlens has scaled down the most important audio features of hearing aids into a much more private, usable package.  


Ease of use should have a hands-off approach to sound enhancement without losing premium functionality. Instead of forcing the user to make adjustments, AI can handle everything under the hood. This includes the ability for the hearing aid to ‘learn’ your environments so that it can make adjustments on the fly. It requires no intervention on your end, and gets smarter the longer it is used. Like all hearing AI enhancements, it can still be optionally be tuned to your liking. This makes AI technology in the hearing industry one of the most advanced of its kind.


Bluetooth is a wireless technology that has been around since 1994. It is now in all major smartphones, computers, tablets and smart TV’s. There are even some home appliances that have built in Bluetooth! The entire point of the technology with hearing aids is to wirelessly pair and stream audio between two devices. Once paired, it will automatically connect when in range.

Since multiple devices can be paired at once, it opens up the doors for some truly incredibly setups. You can walk in multiple rooms of your home while listening to a single device in the kitchen. And when working out of your office, the business phone will stream the conversation directly into your ears. Bluetooth is backwards compatible with older versions, so you don’t have to upgrade your older devices to make them pair with a hearing aid.

Hardware and Software

Hearing hardware has taken on many iterations over the years. Although a lot of the earlier designs leaned more into visual aesthetics, it was the smaller sizes that took over in the modern era. Small hearing aids now pack as much punch as their bigger behind the ear counterparts. As a bonus, rechargeable batteries are a major addition to the consumer side of hearing aids.

The bulk of this advancement is possible thanks to improved software. Both smartphone applications and proprietary onboard tech are a step up from previous generations. That means cleaner audio, better environmental controls and tighter handling of directional microphones.  

A New World

Leading brands are always making changes to improve traditional hearing aids. As the hearing industry continues to grow, sound technology becomes more advanced. Stay ahead of these changes by getting a device that meets your particular needs. 

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