Discover the latest features in wireless in-ear hearable technology.
This infographic covers smart tech features for assistive listening devices.

Many predict the future of assistive listening devices is “hearables,” wireless in-ear technology that supplements and enhances your listening experience. While this technology is still evolving, there are a few notable smart tech hearing aids, PSAPs, and headphones and earbuds available on the retail market. Learn more about some of these devices and where to purchase them in this article.

In this infographic and blog post, we’ll cover the hearable technology powering these assistive listening devices, with features such as:

  • Dynamic noise control and improved sound quality
  • Smart device compatibility
  • Speech amplification
  • Automatic vital sign checks
  • Activity tracking

Keep reading to learn more about each of these features of hearable technology.

Dynamic noise control & improved sound quality
One of the reasons someone may choose to use an assistive listening device is to improve sound quality, and some built-in smart tech devices take this idea to a new level. Some models of hearable technology include advanced sound filtering and automatic adjustments to sound based on your environment. This feature can be an incredibly useful for difficult-to-hear situations like parties and holiday gatherings.

Smart device compatibility
The ability to seamlessly sync your hearable technology, like your earbuds, to your smartphone or even your smart home device like Alexa is another feature to look forward to in tech-driven assistive listening devices. You can use this connection to ask Siri a question, shop online, listen to music, and more.

Speech amplification
Powerful speech amplification is another exciting feature to look for in the latest hearable technology. With this feature, you may be able to filter out or enhance specific sounds, making it easier to hear softer and high-pitched voices (often the most difficult frequency to understand for people with hearing loss).

If speech amplification is important to you, consider a CapTel captioned telephone to help make your phone calls from home easier to hear. In addition to amplifying sound, these hearing loss telephones also come with customizable tone control, louder ringer volumes, and provide written captions of everything your caller says so that you never miss a word.

Automatic vital sign checks
If you’re interested in smart-tech wearables because of their assistive listening capabilities, you may also enjoy non-hearing specific features, including the ability to monitor biometrics and vital signs like heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and more. Found on devices like smart ear buds, these features can be useful added “perks” for people with hearing loss and are more readily available (currently) in certain types of headphones. These features can be helpful for monitoring workout performance and health status, while also providing the helpful hearing features available with these devices for people with hearing loss.

Activity tracking
An additional feature of some hearable devices beyond an enhanced listening experience include activity tracking of habits like sleep and movement. These bonus features on devices such as wireless ear buds that sync with your smart phone or smart watch could help you get to bed on time, improve the amount of physical activity you get during the day, and more. The possibilities for tracking are potentially endless, and this aspect of smart tech hearable devices is really just starting to develop.

These features of hearable technology make the future of assistive listening devices exciting to imagine! Learn more about the different types of assistive listening devices currently available on our blog.

To discover how a captioned telephone for hearing loss can help you or someone you care about catch every word over the phone, call 800.233.9130 or visit CapTel.com today.

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