Q. My husband and I are in our 60’s. During online social meetings with friends, family and colleagues, we miss even more of what they say than when we used to meet up with them in person. How would hearing aids help us?
A. Meeting with people in noisy restaurants, bars, homes, conference rooms, or other loud venues can make it difficult to understand what is being said. Many new patients we see once thought their hearing problems only occurred in those noisy places. And now as they take part in more virtual meetings, they realize they have just as much trouble hearing well during quiet online gatherings.
Hearing aids will emphasize the subtle details in speech you and your husband are missing at any time, not just during online meetings. Because new hearing aids are usually Bluetooth enabled, you can pair them with your computer, laptop, smart phone, tablet, iPad, etc. You use them like customized headphones to hear conversations with much better audibility and clarity during your online meetings (and phones calls, videos, books on tape, etc.)
Since you and your husband have difficulty hearing clearly enough, arrange a hearing appointment. Get your ears checked, your hearing tested, and listen to hearing aids if you have hearing loss. There is no obligation to listen to or buy hearing aids at an appointment. The appointment is meant to give you information about your hearing health and to give you an appreciation of the benefits when using hearing aids.
Call us at the Better Hearing Center of Austin. We are making appointments for new patients. Get your ears checked and your hearing tested. Listen to hearing aids tuned for your needs. We provide a 4-week hearing aid trial with follow up appointments for our patients to fully test hearing aids before they make a final purchase.