Hearing aids really can work wonders these days, but this hasn’t always been the case.
In the early days, the hard of hearing attempted to cure their symptoms with basic amplification devices made from hollowed-out animal horns – none of which worked very well.
Then, a breakthrough! At the start of the twentieth century, researchers developed the first electronic hearing aid, setting a design standard that would last for years to come.
Today, hearing aids let you adapt to your environment, stream your favorite music, and even receive expert assistance while you’re at home.
However, recently, a manufacturer has come forward with a new instrument, the ReSound ONE, which they say will completely redefine the wearer’s experiences in the future.
Could this be a breakthrough?
At Jacobs Audiology, we know that these claims shouldn’t be taken at face value.
That’s why we’ve provided a handful of selected patients with the ReSound ONE and asked them to give extensive, real-world feedback on its performance.
Impressively, they’ve only offered positive feedback so far. And to be honest, it’s not hard to see why it’s checking off all the boxes.
Unlike most modern hearing aids, the ReSound ONE uses the unique contours of someone’s ear to help them locate sounds and frequencies.
It does this via an additional ear canal microphone, and with an advanced sound processor, it also offers top-class clarity.
We can then set you up with a trial so that you can experience the difference for yourself!
Updates from the Office
As the seasons begin to change, we know it can get increasingly difficult to visit your audiologist.
That’s why our teleaudiology service, Remote Audiological Support, remains available to anyone who requires non-contact appointments in the comfort of your home.
We want to remind you and your loved ones that complimentary 15-minute appointments remain available – an excellent option for those who’ve noticed an issue during the pandemic.
You may have also seen an article on our website about how common it is for military service personnel to acquire a hearing loss.
This is often because they’re not given the right form of ear protection when they hear very loud sounds, which is a great shame.
However, it’s important to note that all kinds of everyday sounds, from lawnmowers to leaf blowers, can harm your hearing if you don’t take the right precautions.
Talk to us if you’re concerned about how your autumn activities might affect your ears!
How One Deaf Filmmaker Overcame Adversity
You can feel depressed and uncertain when you first get diagnosed with a hearing loss.
But one deaf filmmaker, Chase Burton, decided his impairment wasn’t going to stand in the way of his life goals and ambitions.
In partnership with a tech company based out in California, Not Impossible Labs, he used a specially designed suit that let him “feel” sounds in his surrounding environment.
The suit also let him work closely with composers to find the right soundtrack for different sequences.
“I see technology as a real opportunity to bring deaf and hearing audiences together and create a new kind of experience,” Chase told CNN.
It’s fantastic to hear a tale like this, where someone has paired their determination to succeed with world-beating technology. You can find the full story here.
4 Ways an Audiologist Can Help You
To improve the awareness of our community concerning the quality of care provided by an audiologist, we have made a list of four ways an audiologist can help you.