All Ears: What benefits do new hearing aids have versus my last set?

Got a question about hearing loss or hearing aids? One of our on-staff Starkey audiologists is all ears.  

Q: What are the benefits of new hearing aids?

A: If your hearing aids are three to five years old, you may benefit from new technology advances that can offer improved hearing in noise, greater wireless connectivity and more personalization capabilities.

New circuitry enables faster processing of sounds and helps prevent whistling, allowing you to hear comfortably in virtually every listening environment. New directional microphone technology and adaptive noise management systems offer the best opportunity to hear speech clearly and distinctly, even in noisy places. Finally, wireless connectivity offers you incredible flexibly by allowing you to stream audio from your smartphone and your television directly into your hearing aids, or remotely change settings and programs using your smartphone. 

If you’re contemplating upgrading your hearing aids, click here to check out the latest hearing aid styles and features! 

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By Beth McCormick, Au.D.