It’s May, and that means it’s time to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! This event happens every May, and it is the perfect opportunity to learn more about hearing loss and hearing aids. Did you know that some hearing aids have connectivity features that let you connect directly to your smartphone? This month we want to tell you about one amazing feature we’re excited about.

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Nearly 100 years ago the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) organized the very first Better Hearing and Speech Month. Since then, May has been a time to raise awareness about communication disorders that affect hearing and speech. It’s also a great time to talk about solutions, like hearing aids with great features. This year, the theme of Better Hearing and Speech Month is Building Connections.

Hearing Aids Are a Game Changer

Do you have untreated hearing loss? If you or a loved one has a hard time hearing, you already know just how difficult conversations can be. Hearing loss makes it challenging to understand speech, and you may ask your loved ones to repeat themselves in every conversation. When you can’t communicate it’s a lot harder to build connections, and hearing loss can even weaken the connections you already have.

Hearing aids can change all of that. These sophisticated devices have speech enhancement programs that make it easier to understand speech. They also have background suppression programs, so you don’t get distracted by all that annoying noise. And they make it easier to hear in noise, so you can enjoy a group conversation without getting lost in the conversation.

Connect to Your Phone

Hearing aids with Bluetooth technology can make it even easier to connect with your loved ones, even if you’re having a conversation over the phone. These hearing aids can connect to your smartphone, and stream audio from your phone call right to your hearing aids. You’ll never need to press the phone to your good ear and strain to hear. Instead, you can set the phone down and hear the conversation clearly in both ears!

Connect to Your Computer

Hearing aids with connectivity features can also connect to your computer. If you chat with loved ones online, these hearing aids can help you build connections with video chats. You won’t need to worry about the poor quality of your computer speakers, or strain to hear what’s being said. Your hearing aids can do the work. Bluetooth hearing aids will stream the computer audio, and the sound you loved one’s voice, right to your hearing aids. These devices make it easy to connect with loved ones online and maintain your close connections.

Connect to Your TV

Does your family complain that the TV is way too loud? Or maybe you turn up the volume so high they won’t watch TV with you anymore. Your Bluetooth enabled hearing aids can help you rebuild these connections, and bond over the shows you enjoy. You can connect to the TV, and hear all the audio in your hearing aids. This will also block out distracting background noise and help you catch everything that’s happening on screen. And if you still need a little volume boost, you can adjust the volume on your devices and watch at the perfect volume. You can watch TV with your loved ones and keep everyone happy.

Easy Control with a Smartphone App

Do you ever get annoyed when you have to fiddle with your hearing aids to change the setting? Maybe you have conversations with the wrong settings activated because it’s too much hassle to change the settings. Hearing aids with connectivity features let you control your hearing aids from the palm of your hand. A smartphone app will give you full control over the volume and the settings. You’ll be able to hear during conversations, and you can discreetly and easily change settings whenever you need to.

Explore Your Hearing Aid Options

Come celebrate Better Hearing and Speech with us! Find out more about some of our newest hearing aids, and the programs and features that will help you hear. We’ll work together to find the perfect hearing aids that will make conversations easier, and help you build strong connections.