While hearing aids alone can be helpful in improving overall hearing, there may be some situations where more assistance is needed. Your audiologist may recommend trying a hearing aid accessory. There are several different devices created by many of the hearing aid manufacturers that can be useful in enhancing sound in different situations. These technologies connect to the hearing aids and are known as hearing aid accessories.
Hearing aid accessories can be used with compatible hearing aids to improve communication and listening in different settings, such as one-on-one conversations as well as in groups, among others. Some of these products include remote microphones, table microphones, and devices for the television. These technologies allow the hearing aids to have a direct, wireless connection with the accessory which can provide a better sound quality. For example, in a noisy setting, a device such as a remote microphone or a table microphone can help to better hear the speaker or speakers you’re trying to listen to and reduce some of the background noise. Additionally, some of these products can be used for streaming phone calls and television through the hearing aids.
To find out more information about different hearing aid accessories and your hearing aid compatibility, contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment.