It’s important to take care of your overall health. Just about everyone has a fitness and health tracker these days. It may be in the form of a digital watch, a smartphone or hearing aids.
On average, Americans walk 3,000 to 4,000 steps, or about 1.5 to 2 miles per day. It is recommended to walk 10,000 steps each day in order to reduce an overall risk of depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. It correlates with a lower risk of most types of cancers.
Trackers that are Worn on the Wrist are not Always Accurate
Popular fitness trackers are usually inaccurate. The Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine found that the average fitness trackers that are worn on the wrist are mostly inaccurate when recording the user's heart rate and step counts.
Another study that was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences indicated that the iPhone’s pedometer was on average 21.5% less accurate than a research grade step tracker.
Your Ear is a More Reliable place to Track Your Health
The wrist is made of muscles and tendons that move around, whereas the ear is made of cartilage and it’s the most inert part of your body. It is also dark and the arteries located there are close to the skin’s surface. If you place a sensor, like a hearing aid, in your ear that signal becomes 100 times clearer than the wrist.
Starkey’s Livio AI are the First, and only, Hearing Aids that have 3D Motion Sensors
Starkey’s Livio AI are the first hearing aids that will automatically track your brain and body health. The ear is a steady surface. It is consistent with the rest of the body’s movements, while your wrist and pocket have ancillary movements. The ancillary movements (not related to steps), tend to lead to false positive and false negative steps being recorded.
Hearing aids tend to be worn longer, because they are multifunctional and are more likely to be used when participating in daily activities.
Use Livio AI to Record the Health of Your Brain and Body
The Livio AI are the first hearing aids that have artificial intelligence (AI), built-in 3D motion sensors, and the Thrive Hearing app. This allows you to accurately oversee your steps and total movement, while measuring actions that are helpful with the health of your brain, such as frequent hearing aid usage, the amount of time spent actively listening and socializing.
If you believe the Starkey’s Livio AI would be beneficial for you, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free trial and consultation.
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 new hearing aid fittings, repairs and re-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.