Over the past couple of decades, there have been great advances and many major breakthroughs in medicine and computer technology which lead to the inevitable merge of the two. I know you have heard this many times, but it’s true: science fiction is becoming science fact. The future we saw in shows like Star Trek is much closer than we taught. In fact, some of it’s already happening.
For people with disabilities, bionic technology is very much real. Bionics, also called cybernetics, is a process of augmenting a biological entity by mechanical means. Of course, I’m not talking about killer cyborgs bent on destroying humanity. I am talking about replacing body parts of disabled people so they can function normally. Already we have the technology such as prosthetic arms and legs, mechanical eyes and ears, and even bionic hearts. The goal is that one day these artificial body parts will be as good as the real thing, if not even better.
One of the most wide spread bionic technology today, used by millions of people worldwide, are hearing amplifiers. The latest generation of hearing amplifiers is smaller, lighter, less intrusive, and more powerful than ever before. To get the idea of how small they are, most of the latest models can fit on your fingertip and they are virtually invisible when worn. With the development of smart technology and with the help of accessories you can stream sound into your hearing aid from your phone, computer, or TV.
So how does a hearing aid actually work? Well, simply put, a hearing aid is a very sophisticated electronic communication device. It enables people with hearing loss to hear sounds that they are otherwise missing out on. It is fitted by a professional audiologist according to measurements and a prescription that match your exact hearing needs.
Hearing aids are much more than regular sound amplifiers. They have a computer chip inside with artificial intelligence that is able to provide detailed sound while reducing background noise. This way you will have the best hearing experience. All the parts are encased in a protective shield that reduces maintenance to a minimum and increases the lifespan of the device.
Today in Australia, there are around seven major hearing aids manufacturers and they all have years of investment and research behind them in creating state-of-the-art hearing technology to help people with impaired hearing. Visit an audiologist that is not aligned with just a single brand in order to get the best model that is just perfect for you.