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If there were ever a time to experience hearing loss, now is the time. The hearing aids of today are not like they were 20 years ago.
For the first time ever, you can now control your hearing devices with your smartphone*.
The Oticon OPN hearing aid is technology that could bring confidence back into your interactions, giving you the ability to discretely and easily hear people and your environment. Connecting these devices to your smartphone gives you options never available before.
Here are four unbelievable benefits of this technology:
A 23-year-old musician will most likely have different needs for the their hearing loss than a 60-year-old who struggles with daily hearing. This technology allows the wearer to adjust the volume of the hearing aid discretely on their smartphone.
Some hearing aids are better suited for a certain severity of hearing loss, but these hearing aids are available to patients ranging from mild to severe.
The ability to control your hearing with your smartphone means anyone can use them. Tweet This
Dr. Jeff Seevers has been a practicing audiologist at A&E for almost a year and has seen the benefits of these hearing aids firsthand.
“There’s no reason for people to be scared or feel that they aren’t ‘tech savvy’ enough to try this,” he says. “It’s very user friendly and easy to use.”
Let’s say you’re driving in an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you need to use GPS from your phone to find your way. With these hearing aids, you can stream the directions from your phone straight into your hearing aids.
Or, let’s say you’re at the gym listening to music. Instead of needing a set of earbuds or headphones, you can easily stream music right into your Oticon OPN hearing aids. If you receive a phone call, you can stream that, too.
“Sound from a source straight into your ears that’s prescribed for your hearing loss? That’s the gold standard,” Dr. Seevers tells us. Tweet This
Streaming directly to your ears creates a higher fidelity of sound, making your hearing experience more powerful.
If you find yourself at church with the music too loud, you can turn the volume down. If you’re in a reception hall talking to one person and surrounded by a lot of commotion, you can adjust the volume to hear the person across from you.
But, instead of reaching up to touch your hearing aid, all you have to do is pull out your smartphone and adjust the hearing aid, and no one will ever know.
“Life is more enjoyable with this technology,” explains Dr. Seevers. “This technology gives patients more confidence and accessibility.”
Purchasing your hearing aids might be big investment. No one wants to lose a big investment.
The Oticon OPN hearing aid can be paired with your smartphone, allowing you to find the location of your hearing aids if you ever misplace them. This GPS function, however, does more than just allow you to easily find your devices.
“You can program a GPS tag for a specific place that will automatically adjust the volume for you,” Dr. Seevers says.
All you have to do is program a GPS tag for, say, Starbucks, and whenever you come within range of that Starbucks, the volume will automatically adjust for you.
The technology available to hearing loss patients is truly unbelievable. With the accessibility available with your smartphone, you can return to a life of confidence. This isn’t for just young people, either. Anyone can easily use Oticon OPN’s user-friendly applications.
So, want to give it a try? Call A&E today! Let’s get you connected to the world once again.
*Currently, the Oticon OPN hearing aids are only available to use with an Apple device.