Wireless Connectivity and Hearing Aids
As many of you know, many hearing aids today use wireless connectivity to communicate with other devices such as a television, cell phone, or landline telephone. For example, a wireless transmitter connected to a television set can send the audio signal directly to your hearing aids, eliminating amplification of room noise or other voices.
Hearing aid users can also connect wirelessly to their cell phone. Because the phone’s signal is sent wirelessly to both hearing aids (and both ears), many people with hearing loss can now hear as well or better on their mobile phone than people with normal hearing.
Many hearing aid users can also download an app and use their cellphone as a remote control to change hearing aid programs or adjust hearing aid volume.
Most hearing aids have a guard to prevent wax from getting inside the instrument, which greatly reduces hearing aid repairs. If you change batteries and your hearing still doesn’t work, it’s likely that the guard has become blocked with wax. We can change the wax guard here in the office or mail wax guards so you can change it at home.