Depending on the hearing loss or specific situation, a hearing aid user could benefit from using an accessory.
Accessories are devices that connect to the hearing aids wirelessly and stream sounds such as television, music or live speech directly into the hearing aids. Read more below to learn about each option.
Your hearing aids have internal microphones, which are what they use to pick up environmental sound and amplify it. However for severe hearing losses or very noisy situations, sometimes placing a microphone closer to the person speaking is the best solution to reduce noise and hear speech clearly.
Remote microphones can be useful in the car, or in public places like museums or busy restaurants where you need to hear someone more clearly. All major hearing aid manufacturers offer microphone accessories to provide an additional boost in a variety of situations. Some may sit on a table to enhance the sound of audio in a meeting, while others may be handheld to allow friends and loved ones to easily pass them around to make sure you don’t miss a word. While not everyone may need to make use of external microphones, they can be important tools for some situations.
Most modern hearing aids allow you to connect to your smartphone to give you the control you need over volume, programming and other features. But for those without smartphones, a remote control can be an important tool. Remote controls are compact accessories, resembling a key fob for a car. They can allow you to control the volume of your hearing aids, access different settings and/or connect to other bluetooth devices, Talk to us about which remote control is best for you and your hearing aids.
Most hearing aid manufacturers offer brand-specific adaptors to allow you to connect your hearing aids wirelessly to your television or stereo system. They connect to the audio output from your TV or stereo, and allow your hearing aids to connect via Bluetooth to stream crystal-clear audio directly to your hearing aids, within a range of about 22 feet. If multiple wearers are in the room together, they can connect to multiple sets of hearing aids at once to provide the same stream of audio to each of you, and you can control the volume independently from your hearing aids. No more arguing over the TV volume!
If your hearing aids are rechargeable, they will come with a hearing aid charger to power them up overnight. Some manufacturers offer multiple charger options, including chargers that double as dehumidifiers, or chargers that also have batteries, so you can charge your hearing aids on the go. If you think you could benefit from having more than one charger, or more than one type of charger, we can help you determine which options will be best for you and your needs.
We offer all sizes of hearing aid batteries, as well as a range of wax filters and other products to help you keep your hearing aids clean and in good working order. Cleaning tools with brushes and hooks can remove earwax from small parts of your hearing aids while wipes can be used on the surfaces. Hearing aid dehumidifiers are also useful tools for some wearers who sweat more or encounter more moisture in the course of a day. Whatever your needs may be, we can talk with you about which cleaning and maintenance accessories may be important to keep your hearing aids working their best.