Demant: The wonders of modern hearing aid technology @ CES 2023 - Show Notes

Demant: The wonders of modern hearing aid technology @ CES 2023

Wednesday May 10, 2023 (00:08:51)


Hearing aids have been around for centuries, but it wasn't until the invention of modern technology that they became the miracle of modern science they are today. Hearing aids are devices that help people with hearing loss. They are small, discreet, and can be tailored to an individual's hearing needs. But, modern hearing aids from Demant, called Oticon, are far more powerful than the average device.

Hearing aids: modern science miracle

Hearing aids used to be bulky and uncomfortable, with batteries and wires that were difficult to manage. But with the advent of modern technology, hearing aids have become miniaturized and much more comfortable to wear. Now, they are small enough to fit inside the ear canal and are custom-made to fit the individual's ear. They also come equipped with various features, such as Bluetooth connectivity and sometimes rechargeable batteries.

Hearing aids are not only a great way to improve hearing, but they can also help people stay connected to the world around them. With Bluetooth connectivity, people can stream music, take calls, and even connect to other devices. This makes it easier for people to stay in touch with their loved ones and participate in activities they may have otherwise missed out on.

Hearing aids are also a great way to help people with hearing loss stay safe. With the ability to amplify sounds, people can hear warning signals or be alerted to potential danger. This can help keep people safe from harm and allow them to live their lives more fully.

Hearing aids are a true miracle of modern science. They have come a long way since their inception, and they continue to improve and evolve as technology advances. They are a great way to help people with hearing loss stay connected and safe, and they are a testament to the power of modern science and technology.

Oticon's latest product

Oticon's latest product is designed for any user, as it can be adapted to any level of hearing loss. It is craftsmanship to make the shell as small as possible and still place the hearing aid in the right way so that the sound is delivered directly into the ear canal. Oticon takes pride in its ability to make the walls as thin as possible, while still making sure the hearing aid is comfortable and doesn't fall out.

The hearing aid is custom-crafted to fit your ear perfectly and comfortably. This is accomplished through a sophisticated customization process. A professional scans the inside of your ear canal and can use that scan to produce a perfect fit for the shape of your ear and your ear only.

While the new hearing aid does include a lot of modern technologies, the company did decide to skip adding in a rechargeable battery. This device is powered by a more traditional hearing aid battery, instead. There is a small battery door that opens revealing the battery, which comes out and can easily be replaced. While this may sound counterintuitive, there are a couple of well-thought-out reasons for this decision.

The first is that rechargeable batteries would create a larger and heavier body, making it less comfortable. Second, rechargeable systems have a delay between the battery dying and being able to use it again. Being able to replace the battery yourself means you can be back up and running immediately.

Learn more

The process of getting a hearing aid from Oticon is simple and easy. First, head to the company's website and find your local dealer. Then, you will need to visit a clinic or hearing care professional to get your ear measured. After that, the process takes from one week to ten days. During this time, they will send a scan of your ear and use it to craft the perfect hearing aid for you.

Interview by Marlo Anderson of The Tech Ranch.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Marlo Anderson

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Marlo is a serial entrepreneur, global speaker, futurist and founder of National Day Calendar. Trending over 450 times on Twitter last year and a Social Media reach in the hundreds of millions, National Day Calendar is followed daily by more than 20,000 media outlets including Elvis Duran, Ellen Degeneres, Fox & Friends and Good Morning America. National Calendar Day has appeared in many major newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to the Fargo Forum. When he's not celebrating every day, he is the host of the radio show "The Tech Ranch" where he is known as "The Guru of Geek." This unique platform has allowed him to gain deep knowledge in emerging technology trends and hardware.


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