Some of today’s hearing aid users have been excited by the option of having small, discreet hearing aids. But those who have dexterity or vision problems feel as though they are having a harder time placing their hearing aids in their ears, using the device and switching out the batteries.
Struggles with Dexterity can Affect People of Any Age
Dexterity challenges can be linked to a multitude of health problems, such as arthritis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease. Hand/wrist injuries, and fine motor skills can affect anyone at any age.
Also, peripheral neuropathy - which is related to diabetes - osteoarthritis and other bone-related concerns, in addition to visual sharpness can make it more challenging to wear hearing aids.
Smaller hearing aids can cause those who have dexterity issues to have an even more difficult time with using the devices at their full potential. These are concerns that make people less likely to seek help if they have hearing loss. It’s important to let these individuals know about the advancements in hearing aid technology and professionals - like the specialists at Pure Sound - who are more than willing to help.
Use Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids can help ease dexterity issues by eliminating the need to frequently change out batteries. Phonak’s Audeo Marvel hearing aids are rechargeable and automatically switch on. There’s no button to press. It also has a feature known as AutoSense OS™ 3.0. This will automatically adjust to your surroundings, so you do not need to search for a tiny dial or button in order to control the volume level and get the correct setting. If you’d like to have some control of the volume, you can download the myPhonak app, which lets you control the volume from your smartphone.
Invisible Hearing Aids
Invisible, or completely-in-canal, hearing aids like the Phonak Lyric, can be inserted and removed by your hearing aid fitter. On average, these hearing aids can last for approximately six weeks and have a battery that is already installed in the device. Regular appointments are needed so that you do not have to touch or remove the hearing aid. It uses a sound link wand, where you simply hold the wand to your hearing aid, and you can adjust the volume or switch the device to sleep mode.
Contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids. Our hearing instrument specialists will patiently work with you to make sure that you are getting the most out of your hearing aids. We offer the options of both battery and rechargeable hearing aids, like Phonak’s Audeo Marvel, to fit your hearing needs and lifestyle.
Please be aware that Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require repairs, re-fittings and new hearing aid fittings. We ask that you please wait in your car, while wearing your mask, and place your hearing aids in a clean zip lock bag. We will come to your car to get them. If you are having any problems with your hearing aids, or need supplies for your hearing aids, please call us before visiting one of our offices.