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The hearing aids of the future will be more than just hearing aid amplification devices. They’ll be able to take phone calls, monitor biometric functions and even sync up devices in the right and left ears. Well, guess what—the future is now. Here are the top trends in emerging technology for hearing aids. 

Bluetooth Will Get Even Better

It’s 2020, and Bluetooth is ubiquitous. It’s in everything from our phones to our cars to our thermostats. It’s also in hearing aids, which allow them to do some pretty amazing things.

Bluetooth technology allows hearing aids to stream your favorite Spotify playlist. You can connect your hearing aids directly to your smart TV and have the audio signal beamed into your ear. Is your iPhone or Android phone ringing? No more need for a Bluetooth headset—a Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid can take calls too.

In 2020 and years to come, Bluetooth hearing aids will only get better and more convenient. Easier pairing and the ability to connect to more devices at the same time are just two of the ways Bluetooth technology will advance.

In-Ear Fitness Monitors

First there were bulky, uncomfortable chest straps and a receiver to monitor your heart rate. These days, smart watches do a pretty good job of tracking your pulse, along with your breathing, sleep and other bodily functions.

Devices such as smart watches are called wearables. Next up: hearables. Hearables are like smart watches for your ears. They’re able to monitor all those biometric functions like heart rate and sleep quality. Soon, your hearing aids may even be able to help monitor diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses…all while treating your hearing loss too.

Hearing Aid? What Hearing Aid?

Do you know what one of the top barriers to wearing hearing aids has traditionally been? Embarrassment. Those tan monsters of yesteryear were so ugly people didn’t want to wear them, despite the proven benefits of treating hearing loss.

Not anymore. Today’s hearing aids are already stylishly unobtrusive. Some are as much as 20 percent smaller than earlier hearing aids. The next generation will be all but invisible.

These tiny powerhouses still have all the parts necessary to make a hearing aid, but modern manufacturing technique is all about minification. Now that computers can be smaller than a grain of rice, it’s only a matter of time before hearing aids disappear in your ear.

Say Goodbye to Battery Trouble

It’s no secret that changing hearing aid batteries is one of the most tedious parts about having hearing loss. The battery doors tend to snap off, the batteries themselves are tough to get in and out, and let’s not even get started at the ridiculously tiny size—and capacity.

Wouldn’t it be a dream-come-true never to have to change a hearing aid battery? Wake up, because that can be your reality. Hearing aids with high-capacity rechargeable lithium ion batteries already exist. Plug them in or even put them on a dock on the nightstand while you’re sleeping and wake up to a fully charged device that will last all day.

Rechargeable batteries are only getting better. The latest 2020 hearing aids will feature longer battery life, less power consumption and faster recharging. They’re better for the environment.  

New Hearing Aids in Tucson

Ready to upgrade to a futuristic hearing device? Look no further than Sonora Hearing Care. We have the latest Bluetooth-enabled models as well as affordable, traditional hearing aids. Our expert audiologists can evaluate your hearing loss and help you choose the perfect hearing aid for you and your life. Request an appointment today.