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Here are a list of our favorite assisted hearing devices that are not hearing aids.
Hearing devices is a general term used to denote tools that are related to hearing. This can be an audio system, your phone, headsets, auditorium sound systems, and hearing aids. However, mostly, people take all the other hearing devices for granted and use the term 'hearing device' to mean something that helps you in hearing something which otherwise you could not have heard. More so, if you have a hearing problem, this generally means a hearing aid.
Hearing aids come in a wide variety of types - designed to meet the different hearing needs of the customer. They can be implanted in your skull, worn behind the ear, fitted invisibly in the ear canal, or even implanted surgically in the cochlea. The primary function of this category of hearing devices is to recompense loss of function in the ear. Recent technological advances have made it possible to tackle the various hearing problems and make hearing aids more aesthetic and invisible than ever before.
There are also personal FM headsets that help people with hearing problems enjoy a normal life - in terms of public entertainment. These headsets transmit the audio signals from TVs, cinema screens, radios, football games, and the like straight to the user's ear. In this way, the user hears everything crystal clear, and in the sound level of a normal person's hearing.
Even phones (both the traditional ones as well as the mobile ones) are now being designed to be more compatible for people with hearing issues. There are cellphones that have special capabilities making hem more useful for the hearing impaired.
With the use of digital hearing aids, you can even ensure that problems such ambient noise, abrupt changes in sound levels, etc. are done away with - these problems used to be the bane of people using the conventional hearing aids. However, these issues have become old and obsolete in today's age.
However, the problem remains that most people never realise that one of their ears might not be working properly. Hence, visiting an ear specialist doctor can let you know if your ears have anything wrong with them, as well as tell you how you can rectify the issue with the help of a hearing aid. Hearing devices range from the simple and the cheap to the complex and the expensive. In the end, you have to decide which one is the best suited for your needs and then go out and get it.