Hearing aids, once very simple amplification devices, now hold a world of state-of-the-art technology inside. But this technology isn’t designed to exist in isolation. Instead, it has the potential to work with other electronic instruments, so that wearers can enhance their experience even further. These are the best accessories for hearing aid wearers.

Television Streamers

A common concern an individual with hearing loss experiences is that he/she and their spouse can’t agree on the right volume level for their TV. Similarly, with family gatherings, many individuals with hearing loss can feel left out if the sound or speech is too soft for them. In these cases, one of the best solutions is a television streamer. A person connects this accessory to the back of their TV, and then it wirelessly transmits the sound to their hearing aids, which they can control manually. This means that while at home, a hearing impairment will never hold someone back from a cozy moment watching a good movie with others.

The ReSound Multi Mic

Another concern that hearing aid wearers sometimes encounter is difficulty understanding others in packed restaurants and community venues. As a result, they may avoid these types of group gatherings, instead staying at home where they can control their surroundings. An accessory that works especially well in these conditions is the ReSound Multi Mic. This fits onto the jacket or sweater of a speaker and then transmits their voice directly to a hearing aid wearer. This means those with a hearing loss can enter into otherwise challenging environments, safe in the knowledge that they have a tool that can help them.

Smartphones

It may seem strange, but perhaps the best accessory is something you already own – a smartphone. With these, a hearing aid wearer can receive calls, adjust their hearing aid levels, stream different kinds of media, and now have remote or live assistance from their audiologist for adjustments. Most hearing aids work with Apple devices – like iPhone and iPads – and some are also branching out into android systems. This means that if you’re at work or on the go, you’ll always have a useful accessory in your pocket to help you hear more clearly.

What if I’m Concerned?

If you’re worried that you might have a hearing loss, or know someone else who could be, it’s crucial to talk to an audiologist. The doctors at Cornerstone Audiology can offer breakthrough diagnosis and life-changing treatments, transforming someone’s experience of the world dramatically. If they have a permanent condition and require hearing aids, there are so many accessories available that can further enhance every person’s hearing capacity.

Are you worried about a hearing loss or know someone else who is? Request a callback now, and a member of the Cornerstone Audiology team can start helping you today!

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Dr. Christina Au.D., CCC-A Doctor of Audiology, ABA Board Certified Audiologist

Dr. Christina Au.D., CCC-A Doctor of Audiology, ABA Board Certified Audiologist

A West Texas native, Dr. Corrales strives to improve the quality of her patients’ lives through better hearing. She received her bachelor of science degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences, as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Dr. Corrales is board certified through the American Board of Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).