21 Jan 2018

High tech hearing aids

From Up This Way, 9:06 am on 21 January 2018
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Made for iPhone Receiver-in-Canal Hearing Aid.

Made for iPhone Receiver-in-Canal Hearing Aid. Photo: Starkey Hearing Technologies

Hearing devices have for years been an expensive and somewhat unfashionable necessity for those with hearing troubles, but as the tech improves, hearables are becoming a cool functional accessory.

For one thing, translating languages, in real time, could soon be a reality.

In the US, legislation has been passed could see devices like this sold over the counter - making them cheaper and far more accessible.

Jason Galster leads the audiology research at Starkey Hearing technologies and says the technology of hearing aides is so advanced it's no wonder there's a push it to be more widely available.