Combining sensors and artificial intelligence enables hearing aids to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. It enhances the patients listening experiences, proactively manages health and provides access to information to simplify life. The ear is a more accurate place to track your health.
Scientists have long believed the ear to be a more reliable place to track movement and monitor health properties. In 2015, Outside magazine wrote:
“While the wrist is full of muscles and tendons that move, the ear is all cartilage and about the most inert part of your body. It’s also dark and the arteries here are near the surface of the skin. Insert a sensor into your ear and the signal is about 100 times clearer than at the wrist.”
Thus hearing aid with the current dynamic technology helps to optimize patient experience to
BODY AND BRAIN TRACKING
Can your hearing aids track how many steps you’ve taken? Can they tell you how many hours you’ve used them or how well you’ve engaged in communication?
This is now possible with the new technology hearing aids . Now, you can easily manage aspects of your wellness with the simple press of a button.
These hearing aids integrate 3D motion sensors, which can track your activity, steps and overall movement (like a Fit Bit). As these devices are in your ear and not around your wrist, they are more accurate than any other fitness tracker on the market.
AI sensors also measure elements of your cognitive health. It tracks the brain health benefits of wearing hearing aids, measuring hours of use, social engagement and time spent actively listening.
When the Body Score and Brain Score are combined, one can set goals and track progress to achieving optimal cognitive and physical health — which helps ensure you live life to the fullest!
FALL DETECTION AND ALERTS
During typical, daily activities and instances of falls, muscles in the neck work with the balance system of the inner ear to protect and stabilize the head. Since hearing aids are worn on the head, they are naturally less prone to mistake daily activities for falls than the devices worn on other parts of the body.
Due to the integrated sensors, the hearing aid can detect when a hearing aid wearer falls and send alert messages to the selected contacts.
Thus the fall alert option in the hearing aid helps patients maintain their independence and feel more secure, while providing caregivers a relaxed mindset.
HEART RATE MEASUREMENTS
Instead of using a electrocardiogram (ECG) to detect the pulse rate the biosensors in the hearing aid help to detect accurate pulse rate in a patient which is both time and cost effective.
The language translation in the hearing aid can help to translate up to 27 languages.
The user’s speech is translated and displayed on the patients phone screen. The other speakers speech is translated both on screen and streamed to the users hearing aid
VOICE TO TEXT TRANSCRIPTION
Of all the modern developments in technology, real-time speech-to-text translation is the most exciting for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. It transcribes conversation that the user can see on their Smartphone screen.