CKCS Tech Night - Monday - February 11 at 7 pm
The Future is Now - Hearing Aid Technology
Presented by Tony Sammons, Hearing Care Practitioner
Beltone Hearing Centers of Lexington
The February Tech Night features an exploration of modern hearing
aid technology and the incredible advances in digital sound
processing for the hearing impaired. There are a vast number of
hear aid companies in town, and Beltone has agreed to give a
presentation of this technology to the Center Kentucky Computer
Founded in 1940, Beltone Hearing is one of the first technology
companies focused on treating hearing loss. Since its inception,
Beltone has been a leader in the research and design of
hearing-aid technology. Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner
Tony Sammons will explain the various features in current
hearing-aid technology that is closer to returning a
person's natural hearing than ever before.
Among the current state-of-the-art, modern hearing devices offer
gain across the widest bandwidth of frequencies ever, restoring
a more natural sound quality to the wearer. Advanced features
include "impulse noise reduction" with circuitry that is so
fast it can quiet loud, unpleasant noises - such as a waiter
dropping a tray of dishes - to a comfortable level instantaneously.
Another feature is the advance in "background noise suppression,"
so when the wearer walks into a noisy restaurant or family
gathering, the often, overwhelming din of surrounding noise
is digitally reduced automatically.
Modern hearing-aid technology is also GPS and Bluetooth compatible.
A misplaced hearing aid can be located with your iPhone. Telephone
calls can be streamed directly through the hearing aids. Tony will
discuss these amazing developments in technology and more.
Hearing loss will affect the majority of people at some point in their
life. Hearing loss is a more serious health issue than the mere
inconvenience associated with a loss of clarity than most people
realize. Hearing-aid technology has advanced to the point that it
is closer to restoring natural hearing than ever before.
Whether you think you might need a hearing aids in the future or
someone you know needs one now...like your spouse, come learn about
the new advances in this technology. Please feel free to invite
someone to attend with you.