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25th March 2019
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On this week’s TIP, Senior Audiologist and MD at Cubex, Adam Shulberg shares 5 useful tips that you can follow to care for your rechargeable hearings aid technology.
It is important you look after it to prolong its life and to ensure that get the very best service from it.
– Adam Shulberg
If you are a wearer of one of the fantastic rechargeable hearing aid solutions available from a variety of hearing technology developers such as Widex, Oticon & Phonak, you’ll want to look after your hearing aid technology as best you can to prolong their life and maximise their efficiency. We have put together a small checklist for you to follow to care for your rechargeable hearings aids properly.
By Rosie Williams
On 11, Oct 2017 | In Hearing Technology | By Rosie Williams
The release of the iPhone X has caused much of a stir in the technology world and we don’t just mean because of the price tag. Apple promise a new and improved facial recognition software, which uses biometrics to map the users face to 30,000 invisible dots using the TrueDepth camera.
Whilst Apple are not actually the first to release a facial recognition feature on a smart phone, they are the first to promise absolute reliability and security, ensuring that the tech cannot be easily tricked using a photograph or a mask.
This is all sounds very new and exciting and it certainly seems to have shaken up the smart phone market since they announced the new feature.
What are biometrics?
What are biometrics?
Biometry is the application of statistical analysis to biological data. Biometrics is the measurement of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics for use in some way, currently mainly used for identification and verification.
Biometrics is a science we’re all becoming accustomed to in our day-to-day lives as technological innovation and personalization moves forward, such as fingerprint scanning on smart phones and biometric passports. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing aids.
First came the fingerprint, then the retina scan. Now, it’s all about the ear! These distinct parts of our bodies are unique to every individual and because they are unique, they can be used for biometrics. But what exactly is biometrics?
Each ear is unique, each ear hears differently
Biometrics is the measurement of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics that are mainly used for identification and access control. It’s something we’re all becoming accustomed to as innovation and personalization moves forward. For example, many smartphones have an integrated finger scan; biometric passports are standard today- even photographs can be sorted according to facial recognition. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing.
By Rosie Williams
Phonak Belong-R™ has been released – the first hearing aid to feature a specifically designed built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery which provides 24 hours* of hearing with one charge. In the modern world of reliance on rechargeable devices where daily charging is part of our daily routine, this is the first time rechargeable batteries could become a mainstay in the world of the hearing treatment technology.
Phonak Audeo™ B-R removes the hassles of disposable batteries and gives you the confidence of knowing that your hearing technology is charged and ready to take you through long days.
In my work, I keep track of technology developments across a variety of fields to try to better anticipate what the future might be like (especially for media and news). Since getting hearing aids about a year and a half ago, and becoming a contributor to this blog, I’ve (of course) included advancements in hearing technology as well as hearing medicine and research to my scanning routine.
Lately, there’s been a lot of activity in the “hearing” space, both positive and worrying. (Since I am, for the most part, a technology optimist, I believe — and hope — that a positive hearing future is more likely.)