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Have you been told that you need a hearing aid? If so, you'll have a large number of options to choose from. Hearing aids come in a variety of types and styles. Some fit behind the ear, others go completely into your ear canal to be more discreet, and still others are partially visible on the outside of the ear. The type of hearing aid you get will be largely influenced by how severe your hearing loss is, so your doctor may recommend a certain type. However, you may be able to choose from a wide number of different features that can improve the device's comfort and usefulness. Here are four such features to look for in your new hearing aid:
Directional microphones. You may be most interested in hearing what is right in front of you. However, some hearing aids pick up not just what is in front of you, but also what is next to you and even behind you. You can eliminate some of that other noise by getting an aid that has directional microphones. The microphones are small and aren't visible. But they're pointed in front of you so the noise coming from that direction is amplified. That will help you focus better on conversation, the television, and other important sounds.
Wireless connectivity. If you're like most people, you spend a lot of time listening to electronic devices, such as your cell phone, television, tablet, and computer. Some hearing aids come with wireless connectivity that allow you to connect to those devices. The aid will then pick up sound directly from the device and amplify that noise so you can hear it clearly and crisply.
Remote controls. You may want to keep your hearing aid discreet. Of course, there's nothing discreet about reaching into your ear to turn up the volume on your hearing aid. That's why many hearing aids come with remote controls. You can keep the control in your pocket or on your key chain. Then, when you need to adjust the volume, you can simply press a button on your key chain instead of reaching into your ear. That way, you can keep your hearing aid discreet.
Synchronization. Do you need two hearing aids? If so, you'll likely want to look for models that can be synchronized together. That means they can be aligned so they pick up sound together and are on the same volume and frequency. That way, you don't have to deal with one aid picking up background noises while the other picks up directional noises. Also, with synchronization, adjustments you make to one aid will also be made to the other.
For more information, talk to a hearing aid dealer in your area about Widex hearing aids and other available models. They can help you find the right device for you.