“The integration of wearables—like Fitbit® and Dash by Bragi®—into hearing aids will happen in the next five years as consumer electronics giants and hearing aid manufacturers find a convergence of needs for readier adaption, voice recognition technology improvements, and faster response times to the varying listening environments of the industrial world.”
Allen, too, believes a future of more hearing aid-friendly technology integrations isn’t far off. “Big names like Bose®, Samsung®, and Apple® are going to begin to integrate into the market with smart hearables. These are easily connected to things like Alexa, Siri, or Google,” Allen says. “This technology has an endless amount of uses from directions to reminders. Think: Google’s smart glasses, but for your ears. They may even be able to monitor your health stats to alert patients or their doctors about things like falls or blood sugar.”
With all of these projected developments, there’s certainly a lot to get excited about!