Five Trending Facts About Modern Hearing Aids

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Five trending facts about modern hearing aids

 

are hearing aids invisible?(1) Are hearing aids virtually invisible.

Many new hearing aids sit comfortably and discreetly inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality and ease of use.  These days people are more likely to notice someone with hearing loss without hearing aids than someone wearing hearing aids.

Invisible hearing aids

 

hearing aid controls(2) They are automatic.

Modern hearing aids automatically adjust to different environments. Technological advances in hearing aid technology including noise reduction technology have made hearing aids more versatile than ever in a broad range of sound environments.

Automatic hearing aids

 

 

are hearing aids water resistant(3) They are water-resistant.

Many new hearing aids are water, humidity and dust resistant so wearers can enjoy active lifestyles in demanding environments.  There are even some waterproof models so swimmers do not need to take out their hearing aids when in water.

Water-resistant hearing aids

 

(4) They can connect to your high-tech gadgetshearing aids for mobile phones

Many hearing aids can wirelessly connect to mobile phones, MP3 players, home entertainment systems and other electronics.  This means audio (e.g. phone conversations) can be wirelessly streamed to the wearer’s hearing aids.

Wireless hearing aids

 

eCharger(5) They can be rechargeable

With rechargeable hearing aids there is no more fumbling with small batteries during weekly battery changes.  This convenient technology allows wearers to recharge their hearing aids every night, so they are ready in the morning.

Rechargeable hearing aids

 

 

 

About Sounds of Life

Sounds of Life Audiology is a leading, independent hearing aid specialist.  We offer affordable hearing aid pricing on quality hearing aids (including virtually invisible hearing aid technology) from the world’s leading brands including Siemens, Signia, Phonak, Starkey, Unitron, Resound, Bernafon, Oticon and Sonic Innovations.

Contact Us today on 1300 744 432

Is Hearing Loss Impacting Your Job Performance?

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 Is hearing loss impacting your job performance?

 

 hearing loss job performanceIt’s no secret that untreated hearing loss can lead to a decreased quality of life.  However, untreated hearing loss can also negatively impact job performance and potential earnings.

Untreated hearing loss can limit a person’s ability to communicate with colleagues effectively; in person, on the phone or in meetings. With Australians now retiring later than ever, hearing loss in the workplace will become more common in the coming decades.

A 2013 study by the Better Hearing Institute in the United States discovered that leaving hearing loss untreated can have a significant financial impact with people potentially losing as much as $30,000 USD annually.

 

Fortunately, hearing loss is manageable and hearing aids can positively impact job performance.  In fact in the above study researchers found that people with severe hearing loss using hearing aids were twice as likely to be employed as those who did not use them.  In addition, the study found that the use of hearing aids reduced the risk of income loss significantly; by up to 100% for people with mild hearing loss, and from 65 to 77% for people with moderate to severe loss.

 

About Sounds of Life

Sounds of Life Audiology is a leading, independent hearing aid specialist.  We offer affordable hearing aid pricing on quality hearing aids (including virtually invisible hearing aid technology) from the world’s leading brands including Siemens, Signia, Phonak, Starkey, Unitron, Resound, Bernafon, Oticon and Sonic Innovations.

Contact Us today on 1300 744 432

 

Sounds of Life Are Committed To Offering Quality Hearing Care

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At Sounds of Life we are committed to offering quality hearing care

 

We pride ourselves on:quality hearing care brisbane

Being fully independent – Sounds of Life is not owned or operated by a hearing aid manufacturer or a large multinational. We have access to hearing aids from all major manufacturers.  This means we can select the “best of the best” technology to meet your individual needs.

Ethical Business Practices – When you see one of our Masters-qualified audiologists you can be confident you will receive the highest levels of hearing care.  Sounds of Life is not contracted to a single hearing aid manufacturer and our clinicians do not work for commission.  We strongly believe in case continuity to ensure you can develop a strong and productive relationship with your audiologist.

Being locally owned – By visiting Sounds of Life you will be supporting a Brisbane family-owned business – owned and operated by audiologists.

 

 

About Sounds of Life

Sounds of Life Audiology is a leading, independent hearing aid specialist.  We offer affordable hearing aid pricing on quality hearing aids (including virtually invisible hearing aid technology) from the world’s leading brands including Siemens, Signia, Phonak, Starkey, Unitron, Resound, Bernafon, Oticon and Sonic Innovations.

Contact Us today on 1300 744 432