Good Hearing Is A Way Of Life
Hearing well extends beyond our office and your home. Learn how to make the most of your hearing at work, in the car, and anywhere
you go with your smartphone.
• Get Connected
• Getting the Job Done
• On the Go
Hearing aids now offer state of the art technology packaged up in tiny, discreet devices. Cell phone and internet connectivity are new and exciting features that offer an enhanced user experience.
Bluetooth connectivity allows for communication between electronic devices, including many hearing aids. The technology to transfer data ensures clarity while listening and the ability to connect wirelessly from your hearing aid to any other bluetooth device, such as a cell phone or iPads. Also, some hearing aids and smartphones have been designed with built-in connectivity that creates a direct connection.
Whether you want to connect to an Apple product, an Android, your radio, music player, computer, tablet, TV, or other bluetooth enabled devices, there are options available to you.
Having these technologies streamed directly to your ears offers many benefits. You can personalize your listening experience by adjusting volume, sending sounds to only one hearing aid in order to still hear other sounds around you, using your hearing aids as headphones for music, and being hands-free while talking on the phone.
Another benefit is the ability to connect your hearing aids with multiple devices that you can easily switch between. For example, you can be listening to a movie via your hearing aids and pause the movie to accept a phone call on the same device.
We live in an exciting time for technology, and it makes sense to put this technology to work for you and provide yourself with the best listening experience available. The team at Kenwood Hearing Centers is here to help you identify which tools may be useful for you as well as offer ongoing support for setup, training, and maximum performance over time.
On The Go
While eyesight is clearly a key aspect of safe driving, hearing also plays a vital role. Hearing sirens of emergency vehicles, a honking car, or even the sound of our turn signals are all important aspects of safe driving. Other ways to ensure safe driving conditions whether you have a hearing loss or not include using extended rear view mirrors, turning off other distracting sounds in the vehicle, and making sure your car is being properly maintained.
When it comes to protecting yourself, your passengers, and the other drivers on the road, maintaining the quality of your hearing is key. Even as a passenger, you want your hearing to be working at full capacity in order to engage fully in conversations, enjoy music on road trips, or hear warning sounds. In fact, some hearing aids have features designed specifically for use in the car. For example, hearing aids can tell when you’re in a car and adjust their processing automatically. There are also apps available that allow you to choose to focus your hearing aids in a specific direction, such as towards the passengers in the back seat if you are driving.
Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll want your hearing to perform well for you in whatever activity you’re enjoying. A windy golf course or mountainside, a crowded restaurant, or a large church building all have the potential to cause stress when it comes to hearing well. Sound interference from outdoor noises can make hearing difficult while participating in outdoor sports. A barrage of conversations can drown out the voices that matter most to you while at a special dinner. Distance from the stage or speakers can impact your ability to fully comprehend sermons or movies. Yet, all of these issues can be handled with the proper hearing technology. You no longer have to settle for a less-than experience in these everyday settings.
Life is busy and you want to be a part of it. Hearing loss does not have to change that. Have your hearing evaluated and begin the process of finding the best options for better hearing and a better life.