Only the aged and underprivileged will remember years of struggle when it came to dealing with their hearing impediments, from the most extreme forms of deafness where skilled use of sign language would be required to communicate with the so-called outside world, to the mildest form of what was known as being hard of hearing. Today, these folks, apart from the deaf perhaps, are referred to as being hearing impaired.
It could be perceived as being a sensitized way of saying that these folks are struggling to hear what others simply take for granted. Or it could be perceived as a positive affirmation that, given the right technological aids, these folks are adapting and coping well with their immediate environments. Today, with the ongoing advances being made with microchip technologies, the possibilities of being able to lead normal lives are even greater.
Previously, when people thought of and spoke about Bluetooth technologies, they only ever imagined that these were directly linked to the latest in smart-phone technologies in order to connect peripheral devices such as hands-free earpieces and music systems. So far, that much is all true. But as part of the ongoing evolution of the internet of things (abbreviated as IoT) these technologies are being extended even more and far and wide to still more forms of appliances and devices.
Hearing aids are now included in this mainframe. Bluetooth technologies now empower the hearing impaired, even those still regarded as being underprivileged, to be an active part of the IoT. It’s unavoidable in any case. The internet of things will continue to play bigger roles in everyone’s lives, particularly the hearing impaired. Crucially and necessarily, microchip and Bluetooth technologies are being applied to the medical arena of which hearing aids form part.