Wireless Technology Meets Hearing Devices
For people that are hard of hearing, listening to television or conversing on the telephone can be a challenge – even when hearing devices are in use.
The advent of wireless technology has given birth to the notion that wireless can be used effectively for hearing device wearers, giving them the opportunity to access television, radio, MP3s, telephones and even cell phones with a direct wireless connection.
To get a better understanding of how the technology works, think Bluetooth and its efficacy for allowing cell phone users to converse effortlessly and wirelessly. The same sort of technology, applied to hearing devices, allows wearers to remotely adjust volume as a separate signal, without adjusting the volume for anyone else in the room.
“It’s really a great technology that permits our patients to experience better hearing in traditionally difficult situations – like telephone and television – and allows them to adjust listening preferences unencumbered,” observed Dave Carr, owner of McGuire’s Hearing.
“It’s a simple switch that is nearly nano in its size, and opens up the opportunity for hearing device wearers to enjoy a nearly limitless boundary when it comes to modern technology,” he added.
McGuire’s works with several manufacturers that have recently released the “wireless accessory packages”, which have seen great interest from technology-hungry baby boomers between the ages of 48 and 65, according to McGuire’s Director of Audiology, Frieda Toback.
“The advent of this truly wireless accessory package has made it easy for hearing aid users to enjoy listening, communicating, and entertainment without interference or discomfort,” Dr. Bohr stated. “The demand has been terrific for the wireless accessory package,” she added.
McGuire’s Hearing provides a number of complimentary services for patients, including product demonstrations, hearing screenings, evaluation of existing hearing devices, and consultations.