Hearing Aid Features


For decades hearing aids have been powered by tiny button batteries. Today, hearing aids are powered by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Patients find these rechargeable devices far more convenient, easy to handle and have improve the reliability of hearing aids considerably as the hearing battery is completely sealed from dust, dirt and moisture.

Benefits of rechargeable hearing aids:

  • Changing batteries –No longer an issue for people who find it difficult to manage little button batteries or have dexterity concerns. No more expense of batteries or carrying or losing
  • All day hearing – rechargeable hearing aids can last day and night with one simple charge, including streaming to television, music, phone calls and more.
  • Quick charging – rechargeable hearing aids can give you up to a full day of hearing with a 2-hour charge. Or rely on a short 15-minute charge to give you up to 3 hours of full performance. Charging times vary by brand.
  • Moisture and dust protection – these hearing aids are completely sealed and many have an Ingress Protection dust and moisture rating of IP68. This means reduced maintenance and repairs. It can also increase the life of the hearing aid.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Another very convenient leap in hearing aid technology is wireless connectivity.  But what does this actually mean?  In short, it means that hearing aids can connect wirelessly to your mobile phone and other devices. It allows a person to answer phone calls hands free and hear the TV directly through your hearing aids. This is an amazing feature, available in many of the latest models hearing aids.

Benefits of Bluetooth connectivity:

  • All day hearing – rechargeable hearing aids can last day and night with one simple charge, including streaming to television, music, phone calls and more.
  • Connect to just about anything most rechargeable hearing aids allow you to hear your TV directly through your hearing aids, take hands free calls on your mobile phone, to music and many other Bluetooth devices. Plus, some offer fall alerts, transcription voice to text, remote support and live hearing aid adjustments with your Audiologist.

Noise Cancellation

When we can hear all the sounds around us equally well, and we find ourselves surrounded by noise, our brains can ‘zoom in’ on some sounds more than others. This means we can filter out the surrounding sounds we don’t want to pay attention to, like background chatter, and focus in on the sounds we do want to pay attention to, like one person speaking in the crowd.

When hearing abilities are diminished, as in the case of hearing loss, not only are we unable to clearly hear all the sounds around us, but our brains get less and less practiced at this filtering skill when we are in noisy environments. As a result, trouble hearing in background noise is the most common complaint of people with hearing loss.

Thankfully, hearing aid technology can provide a solution to this very common problem. Today’s hearing aids not only restore access to the sounds we miss due to hearing loss, but they also have advanced noise reduction systems designed to both reduce the interference of background noise as well as make the filtering job of our brains easier.

Noise reduction systems in hearing aids can recognise noise as being different to speech, and selectively reduce amplification of the noise compared to the speech. This means that speech is more easily heard over the background noise, despite its presence.

Fall Detection

Studies show that having hearing loss triples the risk of falls for people from the age of 40 and older. This is regardless of the level of hearing loss that they have been diagnosed. As a result, hearing aid manufacturers are now incorporating fall detection technology into hearing aids, also with an alert to a specified contact.
Having fall detection in a hearing aid that is worn daily offers convenience over a traditional medical alert systems.
Hearing aid sensors work as one system to identify a fall event, and not to respond to perhaps a hearing aid simply falling on the ground, or a person quickly picking something up. Both the left and right hearing aids communicate with each other to check each other’s status to confirm if there is a true fall event.
True Hearing can activate the fall detection feature in the relevant hearing aid software and then you are able to enter the details of your preferred contacts in case of a fall into the corresponding App. When a fall is detected, you will hear an audio prompt in your hearing aids asking if you have fallen. You have 60 seconds to stop a message being sent to your emergency contact. If you have had a fall, you will receive confirmation once each of your alert contacts have been successfully notified.
In addition to the automated fall detection and alert function, it is also possible to use the alert system manually. It may be that you haven’t fallen, but that you are feel unwell and need assistance.
By tapping a button, you can send an automatic alert to your contact, telling them you need help.





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