Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyles

In hearing aids, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, affecting 20% of Americans. While it tends to affect older Americans, trends have shown that people of all ages may experience some degree of hearing loss. When left untreated, hearing loss could negatively affect one’s health and well-being, causing higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress.

On the other hand, when people identify and treat their hearing loss, they are prescribed hearing aids. Hearing aids reconnect people to their loved ones, ensuring that their social lives remain active and that they may pursue their passions and hobbies. In recent years, hearing aid manufacturers have introduced new model to the market that are designed for people with active lifestyles.

At Advanced Tech Hearing, we carry hearing aids from global leaders in the industry. Here are our top picks for the best hearing aids for active lifestyles.

Starkey Muse and Halo 2

Starkey MuseStarkey Hearing Technologies is one of the few American hearing aid manufacturers, and they offer two excellent hearing aids for active lifestyles.

The new Muse Made for Life hearing aid is a family of wireless hearing aids made for complex listening environments. Muse offers clarity and comfort in noise, high-quality music listening, improved speech recognition, and an ultra-high definition audio experience for every situation. Powered by the new Synergy platform, which has five times the processing power of previous Starkey platforms, and the Acuity operating system, the Muse picks up all of the subtleties of life, in every listening environment. Starkey has tailored their technology to meet the everyday needs of hearing aid wearers. It provides great listening for people on-the-go.

Awarded the Silver Edison Award in April 2015, the Halo 2 is one of the world’s first
made for iPhone hearing aids
. Halo 2 hearing aids use Starkey’s TruLink App to connect to iPhone and other similar Apple devices (iPod touch, Apple Watch, iPad). With wireless connectivity, Halo 2 increases accessibility for hearing aid wearers in many ways. In challenging noise situations, Halo 2 activates the iPhone’s microphone and amplifies sounds users want to hear. Halo 2 also activates the iPhone’s GPS feature to archive wearer preferences in a given location and will automatically switch to the preferred program when the wearer returns to that same spot. For folks on the move, this feature provides a seamless listening experience.

ReSound LiNX2

Resound LiNX2ReSound’s Made for iPhone hearing aid is the LiNX2. With the capability to connect wirelessly to iPhones, the LiNX2 opens wearers up to a world of accessibility. By activating the iPhone’s GPS, wearer preferences are geo-tagged in specific locations and stored. The next time you return to a location with geo-tagged preferences, the LINX2 automatically adjusts to the saved presets. This is excellent if you’re a hearing aid wearer on the move and desire a seamless listening experience.

Additionally, LiNX2 offers many features that are useful when you’re moving through different environments. Surround Sound locates the source of sound and provides 360-degree spectrum of sound. New Binaural Directionality II simulates a natural binaural listening experience, giving wearers a clearer signal of sound.

LiNX2 is coated to protect its components from the elements, as well as dust, water, earwax, and sweat, and its SureFit feature allows for wearers to personalize the hearing aid for maximum comfort.

Siemens Aquaris

siemens-aquarisAquaris, from Siemens, is the world’s only fully dust proof and waterproof hearing aid, with a staggering IP 68 rating. Active hearing aid wearers will know the toll that sweat and moisture take on their hearing aids. Aquaris addresses these concerns in its construction. Aquaris wearers may perform daily activities such as showering and washing their face, as well as swimming and exercising, without cause for concern. It is also a shockproof hearing aid, which makes it a great choice for runners and other athletes.

As a behind-the-ear hearing aid, Aquaris is equipped with the best hearing features from Siemens, such as speech recognition and directional microphones to create a better sense of spatial awareness through binaural hearing. Aquaris also offers a wind noise reduction feature, and Bluetooth capability to connect to wireless devices.

If you lead an active lifestyle and are interested in these hearing aid options, contact us at Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers! We are happy to help you find the best fit for you.

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