Ex Health & Home Shopping Staff Website

Home  |  Memory Lane  |  Products  |  Leavers Poem  |  Articles  |  Guestbook

Touch Technology And Digital Hearing Aids Reviewed

Touch Technology And Digital Hearing Aids Reviewed


Touch Technology And Digital Hearing Aids Reviewed

by Chris Channing

The touch screen technologies you see in modern electronics is something seen as entertaining- certainly not something that increases the functionality of devices by a significant amount. For hearing aids, touch screens have opened up a new door to usability and costs for the elderly.

Usability is greatly influenced by the touch screen technologies that have emerged. For instance, instead of dealing with small knobs and buttons, one might simply slide a finger one direction or another to turn volume up and down. It's that kind of usability that has made touch screen technologies in other industries so popular, and now, it's available for the hearing aid industry.

Being accessible is the key ingredient for success in any hearing aid. It's hard to fumble around with a hearing aid when driving a vehicle, for instance. Instead of messing around with knobs and buttons, a quick swipe across the ear is all that is necessary to amplify the earpiece. This is perfect for when you absolutely need to hear something, but can't be distracted by a trying to fine-tune your volume settings on the hearing aid.

The benefit of not having exterior controls is that the device overall will benefit from being more closed to the outside environment. Thus, there will be a greater tolerance to things such as humidity. Previously it was a problem to take hearing aids into humid environments that could cause faults in the electronics. Digital hearing aids are more hardy in this respect, making them last longer on average.

Expect the average touch screen design to last longer than conventional hearing aids. Grime and dirt that get caught in conventional hearing aids will cause the devices to fail over a long enough time span- it's something that is unavoidable. Touch screen designs don't have the same exterior parts that tend to fail and be vulnerable to the elements. Therefore, the insides of the device are greater protected from dust, moisture, and dirt.

It couldn't get any better: digital hearing aids have all the great new technology, yet also offer it at a great price as compared to conventional hearing aids. A conventional hearing aid is more costly when you consider the life span of the device and overall usability of the device. Touch screen digital hearing aids work best when you need functionality and a great intuitive interface, yet also need a hearing aid to last as long as you need it to without falling apart.

Final Thoughts

Touch screen technology has, at long last, bridged industries into the hearing loss sector. We can only hope that future technologies make their way into hearing aids as well, and continue to support the individuals with hearing loss all around the globe. Talk to a doctor for more information regarding digital hearing aids.

About the Author:
Learn more on digital hearing aid and hearing aids.

Top of Touch Technology And Digital Hearing Aids Reviewed Page
Back to Articles Page
Back to the Ex-Health & Home Shopping Home Page