Because of recent advancements in technology, hearing aids can act as bluetooth headsets and so much more, according to an audiologist in Santa Clarita.
Advanced Audiology’s Nola Aronson pointed out that she doesn’t just enhance people’s lives with hearing loss solutions, but also continues to surprise people with the many other capabilities of hearing devices today while they maintain a small size.
“It just makes me so happy when somebody lights up and says, ‘Wow, I didn’t know they were so small,’” Aronson said. “‘Now I can play with this app on my phone and I can control my hearing aids and I can watch TV through my hearing aids and I have my own personal headset and I can do so much with these. This is really cool.’”
While some people might still believe that all hearing aids are obvious and oversized, Aronson noted that new technology has changed this in recent years.
“People go, ‘I don’t want a hearing aid because it’s big and ugly,’” she said. “Well they’re so surprised when they see them, and now you have your own personal bluetooth headset.”
Advanced Audiology recently saw an 11-year-old patient in need of hearing aids, and she too made the assumption that they would stand out when she was with her peers.
“She has black hair and she likes to tie it back, and I showed her how, look at this black hearing aid and it blends in with your hair and nobody can see anything,” Aronson said. “She was so happy about that… And when I told her how she was going to have her own bluetooth headset, she was thrilled.”
Not only do hearing devices now have the capabilities to connect wirelessly to smartphones for tasks like listening to music and answering phone calls, but they also can measure brain activity, translate languages, track steps and even detect falls, acting as an emergency alert system, according to Aronson.
“It’s just so many things that it does now,” she said. “It’s not just a hearing aid.”
Advanced Audiology was founded in 2010 by Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson, who has been fitting hearing aids, doing hearing test exams and offering hearing aid repairs for more than 30 years. Advanced Audiology is the largest diagnostic hearing center in the Santa Clarita Valley, focusing on clients with hearing loss, tinnitus, ears ringing and more. Hearing tests, hearing aids and new sound infrared devices are also available at Advanced Audiology in addition to a complete hearing healthcare program that includes free batteries, quarterly cleanings and adjustments. Those looking for free hearing screenings in Santa Clarita, an audiologist in Santa Clarita or an “audiologist near me” can contact the office today for more information.
23822 Valencia Blvd. #103
Valencia, CA 91355