As technology advances, so do the options available to those with hearing loss to better hear the world around them. However, this ever expanding and advancing technology isn’t just helping to make hearing more seamless for those with hearing loss (or those who just want a virtual assistant in their ear); it’s now helping hearing health professionals prevent and minimize hearing loss to begin with.
Hearables as we know them
Generally, when we think of hearables, we think of a device that enhances your hearing experience. That is a device that often fits in your ear, such as an earbud, but can be used to stream music, listen to phone calls, monitor vitals, translate conversations, and more. Hearables, as little computers, can be customized and adjusted based on needs and environment.
These wireless little in-ear computers have become a popular choice for fans of tech.
Many companies such as Apple and Google are now in the hearables market, and the hearing health care industry is seeing the possibilities of this evolving technology for hearing aids, assistive listening devices and now hearing loss prevention.
Hearables protecting hearing
As hearables technology develops, the possibilities become exciting. Tech developers and the hearing health industry envision a future where these devices and the technology they rely on could help prevent millions of cases of hearing loss in more ways than one.
The possibilities seem to be limitless when it comes to hearables, hearing loss and hearing loss prevention. As more entrepreneurs and experts jump into the field to develop solutions using this technology, those with hearing loss and those actively seeking ways to prevent hearing loss will benefit.
Many with noise-induced hearing loss don’t realize they have it for years after it’s happened. If you haven’t had a hearing evaluation recently, contact our office today to schedule one. Early detection of hearing loss can help you manage it and minimize further hearing loss.