There are many kinds of hearing aid accessories that can improve the overall experience of using hearing devices. Depending on your degree of hearing loss, some accessories are necessary to keep your hearing aids working at their best. Other accessories are optional but can help improve your quality of life and even your style. Below are some popular accessories for hearing aids in Omaha, NE!
Not many know that you can take calls and listen to music with many types of hearing aids. Bluetooth connectivity allows for your hearing aids to be connected to your smartphone, which then acts like a remote control via hearing aid apps.
Directional, personal remote & table microphones
Directional microphones are available in ITC, ITE, RIC and BTE style hearing aids; they help determine the location of speech versus other noise to better filter the voices from the other noises. Personal remote microphones clip to a shirt and allow you to be further from the sound and still hear it fine; think riding in a car, or listening to a specific person at a restaurant. Table microphones can amplify multiple sounds at once; it can help you hear everyone at a large table.
Tinnitus masking/Notch filtering
As well as helping you hear better, some hearing aid styles can help those experiencing tinnitus, a constant ringing sound in the ear that only you can hear. With these features, you can create a customizable and comforting sound stimulus to soothe the irritating tinnitus sounds.
TV streamers attach to your TV and stream the signals to your hearing aids. It allows you to customize the sound level to your needs without affecting anyone else watching along with you.
Portable charger & carrying case
Portable chargers are great for traveling, and it’s always nice to have a backup charge. They hold multiple charges in their power bank, which makes them great for outdoor activities such as camping or going for a hike. If you use traditional batteries, carrying cases can carry an additional battery, or some battery holders connect to your keychain. Your hearing aids most likely came with a case for you to set them in while you shower or swim.
Dryer or dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers are great for hearing aids that get exposed to too much moisture. It could be anything from sweating to living where it’s humid or being outdoors in nature. These can be as simple as a little drying capsule in your hearing aid charger, or as complex as an electronic unit that circulates air and sanitizes aids while safely and effectively drying them.
Clips, cords, cuffs & covers
Hearing aid clips and cords make it hard to lose them, as they clip to you. They’re especially helpful for kids who need hearing aids or if you continuously lose your hearing aids. Cuffs and covers protect them from dirt, moisture and wind. They’re great for those who love to exercise indoors or outdoors and when doing activities that could potentially damage the hearing aids.
You shouldn’t use tools around your house to clean your hearing aids, but rather cleaning tools from your ear hearing specialist. You don’t want to damage them by cleaning them improperly. Hearing aid cleaning kits come with tools to help remove wax, such as a tube and vent cleaner and a battery door opener magnet.
Jewelry exists for those who use hearing aids and cochlear implants. Deafmetal is a great brand to check out if you’re interested in sprucing up the looks of your hearing aids. They even have stylish pieces to help hold your hearing aid in place.
Come see us for hearing aids in Omaha, NE
If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, hearing aids in Omaha, NE, may be a good treatment plan. With hearing aids come so many accessories, so you’re sure to find a type and style that works for your lifestyle. Contact us today with any questions, comments or concerns, or to schedule an appointment!