Hearing Aids (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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i Phone and Hearing Aids

How well does the i Phone work with hearing aids? Hear this discussion from our March circle. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Help for the Hard of Hearing

Laura reported increasing difficulty following what people say in conversation. She finds herself just smiling and nodding. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Hearing Augmentation for Meetings

Explorer Steve explains the (hearing loop) type of hearing augmentation equipment, which can be found in some meeting rooms and works with certain types of hearing aids. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Cochlear Implants: My Experience

Cochlear Implant and other hearing aids were described and discussed.  .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Audio Enhancement in Meeting Rooms

Explorer Steve is looking into ways to enhance the clarity of sound in a building's meeting rooms. His research has led him to the conclusion that the wisest next step is to consult the users about what they want, and what would work best in the space.

The problems include difficulty... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

I Really Like this Hearing Amplifier

Explorer Jean Marie reports her approval of an affordable hearing amplifier which helps her greatly when watching films in theatres or television at home. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Bleeding Edge Hearing Aid: "It's Fantastic"

Explorer Don reports to the group about EarLens, a hearing aid using a new technology to transmit sound. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Huge Improvement with this Hearing Aid Booster

Explorer Peg addresses the group about a huge improvement she has found in how well she can hear using a new hearing aid plus "booster". .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

The Problem with My Hearing Aids

Explorer Jean Marie complains about hearing impairment - even with hearing aids - in settings with a lot of background noise. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Can this Device Help Improve Speech Imperfections?

Explorer Lynn demonstrates a product intended for use by teachers as well as other professionals in teaching or treating speech therapy. Explorers speculate on many possible use cases. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Hearing Aids is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Hearing Aids, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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