Not Just a Hearing Aid
Discover what the latest hearing technology can do for you.
Computers in Miniature
Hearing aids are essentially computers in miniature, custom-fitted to your hearing loss. And, just like computers, the possibilities
for hearing aids are infinite, their capabilities limited only by battery power. Take a minute to explore the capabilities of today's
cutting-edge hearing aids. They're no longer just improving quality of life; they're setting an entirely new standard for living.
Wireless Makes It Easy
Wireless means simply that: Sound is transmitted over small distances without needing wires. Most of today's hearing aids, including most models offered at the Costco Hearing Aid Center, use wireless technology to deliver audio signals, such as phone, music or even TV sounds, straight into your ear in exquisite, high-fidelity sound.
You may already use such technology for hands-free speaking on your phone when driving. The information that would normally be heard through your cellphone is instead transmitted via the airwaves to your headset or car speaker.
Each hearing aid manufacturer offers different wireless solutions, which can enhance the wearer's enjoyment of television and improve communication on the telephone. For more information on the accessories listed or to learn about other accessories compatible with your hearing aids, visit any of our Costco Hearing Aid Center. Click here to find the Costco Hearing Aid Center near you.
Your mini computer of a hearing aid can already make
incredible calibrations based on your hearing situation and
surroundings. But now you can also control volume, turn your
hearing aid on or off, answer your phone, adjust TV levels and
listen to your tablet or MP3 player, all with the mere click of
a tiny pocket device. Remote controls are available as small,
pocket-size units, or as a discreet, stainless steel pen.
Sound-transmitting units transfer the sound from your TV straight to your hearing aids. The TV unit is a small box that sits near your television or entertainment center. Once your hearing aids are within range, the transmitter acts as an intermediary: You can adjust the TV volume independently from others in the room.
Similar to a TV unit, a media unit can transfer the sound from your stereo, computer or even tablet to your hearing aids. The media unit can be placed anywhere within range of your selected devices. Using it to hear your PC? Simply place it on your workstation. Using it to also hear your stereo? Place it in a neutral space between the sound system and the computer. Once your hearing aid is within range, a transmitter will act as an intermediary and stream sound straight to your hearing aid.
Headset users will envy your cellphone connectivity with a phone device. With a small intermediary device, you can be completely headphones-free when speaking on your mobile phone. Simply place the device within close range of your voice and you're ready to receive calls. The microphone will transmit your voice to the caller, the buttons can adjust the volume and answer or end calls, and of course, the sound is received crystal clear – without any delays, echoes or feedback – straight to your hearing aid.
The clip-on microphone is a small, discreet accessory clipped anywhere within close range of the speaker's voice. Optimal for hearing in extremely noisy situations, your friends or family can attach the clip to their clothing, and the microphone delivers their conversation in beautiful clarity to your hearing aid.