Millions of people in the U.S. report some kind of hearing loss, and the number is expected to continue to rise. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people with hearing loss seek professional help, usually because they’re afraid of having to wear hearing aids. With advancements in technology came the creation of laser-based hearing aids which were approved for sale by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) a few years ago. Now hearing aids have wireless capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, tinnitus maskers and so much more!
How They Work
Laser-based hearing aids transmit sound through light rather than through air conduction. According to theFDA and the companies manufacturing these laser-based hearing aids, these devices help users to hear a wider range of frequencies making it easier to hear and understand, especially in noisy environments. It is the opinion of many hearing care professionals that ;aser-based hearing aids substantially reduce or eliminate feedback and may also be able to provide a wide range of gain in addition to an ultra-wide frequency range.
A hearing loss study was conducted over a period of four months. They found the following benefits of laser-based hearing aids:
- Stability of residual hearing
- Improvement in word recognition
- Functional amplification gain
- Ability to hear speech in background noise compared to listening without any amplification
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If you would like to get your hearing checked or have questions about your hearing health, please contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient southern Idaho hearing center locations in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Hailey, or Burley.