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Kyle Kuhlman, BCHIS

Hearing loss affects millions of people in the U.S. Listening environments and voices around us change frequently and can challenge hearing. Wouldn’t it be excellent for hearing aid users to be able to turn the hearing aid volume up or down without others taking notice?

Many hearing aids today are being made to include a remote control as an optional accessory for digital hearing aid models. With a remote control, the patient has a more inconspicuous option of choosing whether the hearing aids should be louder or softer. Importantly, common program settings for noisy environments like restaurants are readily available as a predetermined option. This feature ensures that even in challenging listening environments, adjusting your hearing aids remains a simple and stress-free process.

While a remote control isn’t a necessity, it is a nice accessory and gives the individual a discreet form of control over their hearing impairment. Some hearing aids today are even capable of connecting to a patient’s smartphone with the use of an easily downloadable app. The app gives the user all the functions of remote control while using their phone instead of an additional remote.

Whether it’s an app on a phone or a separate device, most remotes are small enough to fit easily in your pocket and will enhance your overall hearing experience.

BIO: Kyle Kuhlman is a board certified, licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with Eye Surgeons Associates. His expertise is specifically in late onset nerve deafness in ranges from very mild to severe.

The material contained in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.

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