The term “The Internet of Things” has generated into the reality of where technology disappears. According to Mark Weiser, an expert on the subject, “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.” Basically, what that means is that we would be lost without, say, our cell phones, but when they are with us they become invisible because they have become a part of us. Such a goal is foreseen for hearing technologies. The goal is for more technologies to become ordinary.
The wireless connection of hearing aids to a smartphone was only the first step that has enabled “The Internet of Things” for the hearing impaired. The goal is to make hearables invisible, yet essential as any needed technology. Tools for interaction and collaboration was the focus first, and then focus and control was added. A connection to the Cloud is the next step to modifying, in a heartbeat, the processing of the hearing instrument. Anything a phone can connect to, including the cloud, is what the hope for the future of hearing aids is all about. Biosensor technology will be instrumental in the process.
For more exciting news about the specifics of new technologies associated with hearables, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.