Hearing Aids
and Accessories

What is a hearing aid?

For those with difficulty hearing, a device called ‘hearing aid’ can provide an invaluable degree of assistance. Hearing aids are small electronic devices that help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations by amplifying sounds.

With the help of modern technology, small high-tech hearing devices are available to assist those with hearing loss. These intelligent digital aids can greatly enhance your ability to take part in conversations and engage effectively in everyday life by intelligently amplifying surrounding sound such as TV shows or radio broadcasts.

Hearing Aid Maintenance

Benefits of wearing hearing aids?

Australians are dealing with hearing loss in both young and old alike, but it’s common for those affected to feel apprehensive about wearing a device. It needn’t be that way! Hearing aids can greatly improve your life quality by restoring sounds you were missing not only of conversations, but also music or other audio sources from which previously had been deprived due to hearing impairment.

If you’re worrying about catching up on what others hear, don’t fear, modern hearing aid technology makes this easier than ever before.

Some of the benefits of wearing hearing aids are:

Alleviating tinnitus, better social interaction, improved mental health, improved cognitive health, improved physical health and balance, and help your communicaiton with your loved ones.

Hearing aid brands and models

Major companies have revolutionised hearing aid technology to accommodate every need and preference. With a range of devices suited for various lifestyles, there is something for everyone.

Here are several major hearing aid brands that are available today.

  • Bernafon
  • Oticon
  • Siemens/Signia
  • Starkey
  • Phonak
  • ReSound
  • Widex
  • Unitron

All these major brands have immense product variety, equipping customers with the ability to find just what they need, no matter their requirements or budget.

How hearing aid work?

Hearing aids provide an enhanced acoustic experience through a sophisticated three-part system that amplifies sound for improved hearing.

The standard components found on most hearing aid include: microphones which convert sound waves into electrical signals, powerful amplifiers which drive up signal strength as they go through their conduit process, and speakers which emit audible frequencies at levels beneficial to users’ audiograms within their designated ear(s).

However, the true essential part of the hearing aid lies in its innovative software technology, delivering life-changing audio experiences with many features built-in to the hearing device itself.

Although much of the research and development in hearing aid technology has been focused on hardware, some visionary manufacturers have dared to explore software solutions as well which you cannot find from ordinary hearing aids.

Hearing aid brands and models

Investing in a hearing aid can be an important step to restoring your quality of life. These devices not only address existing hearing loss, but also help you rediscover things you may have been missing out on due to hearing impairments.

For those who suffer from hearing loss, purchasing a hearing aid can be an overwhelming decision.

With so many different styles and options available on the market today it is essential to make sure you are selecting one that will serve your individual needs best.

We understand how important this purchase is for potential buyers and we’re here to help ensure they get their money’s worth out of their investment.

The 5 most common types of hearing aids are

  • ITC (In-The-Canal)
  • ITE (In-The-Ear)
  • CIC (Completely-In-The-Canal)
  • IIC (Invisible-In-The-Canal)
  • BTE (Behind-The-Ea

Latest hearing aid technologies and features

As technology advances, hearing aids are constantly being improved to keep up with the needs of those with hearing loss. Nowadays, they range from discreet devices tuned specifically to a user’s specific diagnosis by an audiologist all the way to larger sound amplifying aids designed for louder environments. Hearing aid manufacturers strive towards making each device more comfortable and easier-to-use than its predecessors.
Here are several features of the new hearing technology that is currently available today.

Automatic Adjustments which adjust the listening experience of a person in the environment that is in.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids – Rechargeable hearing aids provide the freedom to experience sound without worrying about battery life.

Wireless Connectivity – By connecting your hearing aids to any Bluetooth compatible device such as phone or tablet, you can enjoy hands-free streaming of media and calls with sound that has been precision tuned for your individual hearing needs.

TV Streamers – Several manufacturers offer a plug-in device that connects the user’s hearing aids straight to their television via Bluetooth which set for crystal clear sound and reliable connection.

Artificial Intelligence – Modern hearing aids using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Deep Neural Network are revolutionising the way we hear. With this revolutionary technology, these special hearing devices can now mimic how our brains would normally interpret sound without being impaired.

Smartphone Apps – Modern hearing aids are taking user convenience to the next level with sophisticated smartphone apps. Not only do they enable users to make manual adjustments, but also allow contactless communication with their hearing care provider and battery monitoring for complete peace of mind.

Tinnitus masking – Hearing aids are now available featuring advanced tinnitus masking capabilities, enabling audiologists and hearing care providers to customise programming for relief from irritating ear ringing. Additionally, amplifying sounds you may have previously been unable to hear can help alleviate the onset of tinnitus due to natural age-related degeneration in one’s auditory system.

What should you look for in a hearing aid?

You’ve made the right decision to invest in hearing aids and want to make sure you find the perfect pair. Before hopping online or shopping around to your local hearing aid dispensers, there are a few key factors that should be taken into account. Here are some of the things you should look for before purchasing hearing aids for yourself.

Request for a hearing aid trial – Before making any decision on whether to purchase a hearing aid, it is essential to try out the device and ensure that it meets your needs. A hearing aid trial gives you the opportunity to experience how a hearing aid works and decide if it is right for you.

Professional Recommendation – Get advice from your Professional Hearing Specialist so they can identify the best hearing aid for your lifestyle. They will advise you on your individual ear anatomy and suggest an appropriate technology level.

Style and Fitting – It’s important to find a hearing aid that fits your lifestyle and suits your preferences. Consider the size of the device, whether it is visible in the ear canal or behind-the-ear, whether it has multiple channels to refine sound quality and other features such as wireless connectivity so you can control it with a smartphone app.

Choose a hearing aid that suits your lifestyle and budget – There are a variety of hearing aids available on the market and it is important to find one that suits your lifestyle and budget. Consider different features such as comfort, noise reduction capabilities, wireless connectivity, battery life and sound quality.

Comfort and Ease of Use – Make sure the device fits comfortably in your ear and it doesn’t give you discomfort overtime. In addition, consider how easy it is to adjust settings and control volume on the device.

Features and Benefits – Ensure you understand all the features and benefits of the hearing aid before committing to purchase. Ask questions such as battery life, wireless connectivity and sound quality.

Know the coverage of the warranty – Make sure you understand the coverage of the warranty, including how long it lasts and what is covered in case of damage or malfunction.

Aftercare – Ensure to follow-up from your Professional Hearing Specialist after purchasing a hearing aid. They can make adjustments if your hearing devices isn’t operating optimally.

Hearing Aid Maintenance

What should you look for in a hearing aid?

Hearing Aid Accessories may be the least thing you may think of when considering a hearing aid purchase. However, from practical replacements like batteries and cleaning tools to state-of-the art features, hearing aid accessories are designed to maximise comfort, utility and quality.

Popular options include battery chargers for convenient recharging capabilities, wax guards that can protect your device from waxy buildup in the ear canal; neckloops which allow direct connection with telecoil systems or other audio devices such as TVs or computers; Bluetooth® adapters ideal for streaming music.

Maximising the effectiveness of your hearing aids is key to enjoying life’s everyday sounds and conversations. Easy Hearing can be a valuable resource in helping you find the right accessories for your unique needs.