There are a tremendous number of people who are affected by hearing loss.

The hard of hearing have been forced to adapt and navigate in a world that often ignores their needs, but, luckily, with time, that continues to change.

Professionals and innovators have developed a variety of items and accessories directed towards supporting this specific community.

Take a closer look at some of these items and features and all of the benefits that come with investing in them.

What Are the Benefits of Electronic Accessories and Features for the Hard of Hearing?

Auditory devices such as hearing aids are an amazing and essential resource for many people who are hard of hearing, but it is still not a perfect solution.

That is why companies and businesses have started to design accessories and features targeted at supporting auditory devices and the people who use them.

Peace of mind is one of the biggest advantages that come with these implementations.

From hearing a pet’s call for distress to catching a dripping leak, these technological advancements are geared towards making life easier and safer for people with hearing loss.

Find out what Android feature Google just announced and what other popular items are available on the market.

Google Announces Android Feature for The Hard of Hearing

As this article highlighted, there are “an estimated 466 million people in the world with hearing loss”.

As a society, it is our responsibility to support and promote inclusivity, and Google is making sure they are doing their part.

A few weeks ago, the technology-based company announced a new feature on Android called Sound Notifications.

The feature has the ability to send push notifications for any questionable or persistent sound that takes place around the user.

Individuals also can choose a small vibration or a flash from the phone’s flashlight as their means of notifications.

There are so many benefits to using Sound Notifications.

Even if people are asleep when they receive these notifications, they are still able to use the timeline of the notifications to gather valuable information for the situation at hand.

Go here to see all the details behind this announcement and to find directions on how to enable the feature.

What Other Technological Products and Features Exist to Support the Hard of Hearing?

Google’s new feature is a brilliant idea and concept, and there are many other items and accessories available to support the hard of hearing. The StreamLine TV is a popular option and enables users to hear the sounds directly into their hearing aids.

On a bigger scale, choices such as the ConnectClip allows people with hearing loss to stream sound from smartphones, computers, and tablets.

These are just a few of the many amazing resources available to the public regarding promoting ease, convenience, and safety for the hard of hearing community.

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Duncan’s Southcoast roots run deep, establishing a special connection to the community where she practices. A homegrown product, she graduated from Somerset High, just across the Taunton from Fall River, and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.