1898 heralded the first electric hearing aid, invented by Miller Reese Hutchinson. 121 years on we experience continuing technological advances in hearing aids that bear resemblance to spy devices with intuitive artificial intelligence. Technology has indeed moved ahead in leaps and bounds and at Impact Hearing we fit hearing aids featuring the latest technology.
With these developments comes hearing aids that can be paired with Apple and Android Apps to provide a complimentary range of added features at your fingertips.
Some of the latest features available with hearing aids and Apps include:
Phonak myCALL-to-Text App. When paired with Phonak Marvel hearing aids this feature allows you to read in real time what the person on the other end of the phone is saying and in 80 languages.
The Resound Smart™ app features a Remote Fine Tuning function. Using the App you can request remote assistance from your Audiologist who can make adjustments to you hearing aid settings and send them to you to save directly to your hearing aids.
The Oticon ON App features a linkable If This Then That (IFTTT) channel. Incorporating IFTTT technology means hearing aid users can increasingly make the most of wireless technology. For example if you have a wireless doorbell you can programme your hearing aids to alert you when someone rings the bell. More outrageously you can set your hearing aids to notify you when a an Astronaut enters space.
The Starkey Thrive™ App features Healthable™ technology. This includes body activity tracking, fall detection alerts and heart rate tracking. It also gives you personalised control over your hearing aids and settings.
These are just a few of the latest features available through Apps paired with certain hearing aids. If you would like to make the most of the latest hearing aid technology and Apps available please contact us at Impact Hearing on 3289 5563 to make an appointment.