What's new in hearing aids 2021, you may ask. Here are some highlights from the latest releases from major hearing aid manufacturers. You can also read more about the Oticon hearing aids & hearing loss products. Whether you need a hearing device to improve your hearing or consider one yourself, you'll be interested in these innovations. 

Motion sensors relax directionality in hearing aids

In a recent study, researchers used a motion sensor to determine the directionality of speech. They found that when a user walks, the speaker's target speech is not necessarily directly in front of their face, thus reducing directional response. This innovation could help hearing aids be more accurate in determining the soundscape. Motion sensors can be implemented in hearing aids today and may be available in hearing aids of the future.

Motion sensors may help monitor health data. In addition to helping with hearing, they may also help track a user's walking time. As part of Apple's neurodiversity strategy, hearing aids will eventually incorporate motion sensors. As a result, motion sensors will be secondary to hearing aids' primary function. Nonetheless, they will be vital in supporting overall health. Consequently, these new technologies will be available in hearing aids by 2021.

TV adapters separate background music from actual speech

Among the features of hearing aids 2021 are TV adapters. This accessory allows you to separate background music from the actual speech, dramatically improving speech recognition. It also enables you to adjust the television volume to your preferred level without affecting other people's listening experience. In addition, you can adjust the volume of the television for the most comfortable viewing experience. This feature will improve your overall hearing aid satisfaction as well.

Background noise and technology are other factors that interfere with understanding television. Background noise can be either a part of a television program or a source of noise in the listener's environment. For example, changing the volume of televisions will improve the audio quality, and the significant other will be happy with the changes. Similarly, televisions that feature flat screens have speakers underneath or behind the screen, which direct the sound to the floor or the wall behind you. TV adapters help separate background noise and actual speech to solve this problem. 

Bluetooth technology allows two hearing aids to operate together

A breakthrough in hearing aids uses Bluetooth technology. A Bluetooth 5.2 hearing aid allows two devices to operate together. This technology was created by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which includes more than 34,000 companies. In early 2020, most hearing aid brands are set to release devices that use this technology. In addition, most new phones and televisions will use Bluetooth 5.2 as well. Bluetooth 5.2 allows two hearing aids to communicate, stream audio sources and connect to the same wireless network.

As more hearing aids become available, they also become more technologically advanced. For example, Bluetooth technology allowed two hearing aids to function together in 2021. It allows two devices to operate together, mimicking the brain's sound processing. With this technology, hearing aids can be programmed to operate independently or work in synchrony with each other. Wireless connections can also allow two hearing aids to function together in the same ear.

Oticon More delivers as much sound as possible

The Oticon More is a receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid compatible with the same accessories as its siblings. They include the TV Adaptor 3.0 and the ConnectClip. Among their many features, the More offers a telecoil and a push-button rocker switch. In addition, the new technology can stream music directly from select Android devices to the hearing aid.

The Oticon More combines the directional strategy introduced in the Opn with the latest technology. It offers access to sound and surroundings while making speech clear and nuanced. It can even stream music to your iPhone or Android phone. With all the new features, it will become the year's hearing aid. It also is compatible with the latest Apple iPhones and Android phones.

The Oticon More family has been expanded with two new, discreet miniBTE styles. With the same superior sound quality as the Oticon More, these new models are perfect for patients who need their hearing aids to fit discreetly. MiniBTEs are available in rechargeable and non-rechargeable models. The miniRITEs offer flexible fitting options, too.