Technology gets smarter every day. Smartphones, computers, and smart speakers get smaller and faster every day. Virtual assistants like Siri can help you stay organized and make your life easier.
Hearing aid technology is also getting more advanced each year. Some hearing aids are compatible with your smartphone and smart speaker, and some hearing aids even use AI to help you hear.
If you’ve ever used Alexa or Siri, you’ve used your smartphone’s virtual assistant. These virtual assistants respond to voice commands, and they’d run whatever program you ask. For example, you can ask them to show you nearby restaurants, look up the daily weather, or even call a friend. You can get your virtual assistant to do all these things for you, without even looking at your phone. Some of the most popular virtual assistants are Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana.
If you have hearing loss, your virtual assistant can make your life easier.
If you have hearing loss, some voices may be harder to hear than others. For example, higher-pitched voices, such as women’s voices, can be more difficult to hear. You can change your virtual assistant’s voice so you can easily understand what they’re saying. Some programmable features include:
Some hearing aids offer exciting new features that let you wirelessly connect your hearing aids to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This means that anytime you play audio from your phone, it will stream directly to your hearing aids. This includes audio from phone calls, music, driving directions, and even the voice of your virtual assistant. You can ask your virtual assistant to read a recipe, read your emails, or read your appointments for the day, and hear everything right in your ears.
Some hearing aids are developing built-in artificial intelligence (AI) programs designed to help you hear even better than before. AI programs can remember your preferred settings for different listening environments, and automatically adjust next time you’re in that listening environment. You won’t have to manually adjust your devices, and you can spend your time enjoying clear hearing.
When you first get your new hearing aids, you’ll need to teach your AI program your preferred settings. Once they learn what settings work the best for your unique hearing loss, they’ll automatically adjust your hearing devices to help you hear.
Are you ready to find hearing aids with connectivity features, or hearing aids with new AI technology? Contact us to find out more about modern hearing technology, and how these programs can make it even easier to hear.