A brand new type of hearing aid being called “healthables” is now available, and an audiologist in Santa Clarita is discussing the latest technology advancements these devices utilize to do much more than only help users’ improve their hearing.
“Times are really changing when it comes to the world of hearing,” said Nola Aronson of Advanced Audiology. “Hearing aids aren’t hearing aids anymore… Now they are bluetooth headsets, and they are now called healthables.”
This rebranding is taking place due to the extensive range of tasks these new hearing devices are capable of, which includes everything from overall wellness promotion to hands-free cell phone use and more.
Just a couple of the capabilities healthables feature that Aronson mentioned include:
Brain and body activity tracking
Heart rate measuring
Translation of 26 different languages
Taking phone calls hands-free
“It’s all built in,” Aronson said. “It all has artificial intelligence, and it’s just this little teeny device now and you don’t even see it. So not only do you get the hearing benefits from it, but you get all the health benefits too.”
Though there is “just no end” to what technology is now capable of, according to Aronson, she pointed out that there is no reason to be intimidated by these advanced features, as the most important goal of a hearing device remains to help people hear better.
“You can use (the advanced features) if you want to use it and not use it if you don’t want to,” she said. “But the biggest, biggest thing that they’ve worked on is being able to have the clarity of speech in a noisy environment.”
Residents can contact Advanced Audiology today to set up an appointment for a free hearing screening, when they can establish their hearing baseline, be educated about hearing and learn about the many possible solutions for hearing loss.
“We care about people learning and understanding — we are not just slapping some product on your ear and getting you out the door,” Aronson said. “A lady came in yesterday and she goes, ‘You’ve taught me so much today.’ And I said, ‘That’s what we love here.’ We love to educate you so that you can make good decisions, so that you understand what it’s all about.”
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