SOURCE: Miracle-Ear

November 02, 2011 16:49 ET

Wireless Technology Drives Advances in Hearing Aid Design and Accessories

Miracle-Ear® Offers Innovative Hearing Aids and Accessories to Improve User Comfort and Acceptance

PLYMOUTH, MN--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Technology plays a central role in the lives of most people. It connects people to each other, to the news, to their jobs, to their families and more through smart phones, social media and wireless "hot spots." For the hearing impaired, technology has not only helped Miracle-Ear® to offer smaller, more effective hearing aids -- it has also inspired a new generation of hearing aid accessories that allow wearers of assistive hearing devices to benefit from and enjoy today's communications revolution.

For example, Miracle-Ear has leveraged Bluetooth® wireless technology to allow hearing aid wearers to sync their hearing devices with everyday technology like their TV, cell phone, or MP3 player using a handheld remote. This wireless capability means that the Miracle-Ear mini MEBluConnect® technology functions like a wireless headset, allowing users to enjoy clear vocal exchanges over cell phones and to set a comfortable volume level for listening to conversations, music, events and more. This opens up a world of mainstream technology to the hearing impaired, allowing them to participate in and enjoy today's advances in communications and entertainment.

"We know that hearing aids can help improve the quality of life for those who need them," said Wendy Crespo, audiologist for Miracle-Ear. "But an important part of that 'quality' is to be able to take advantage of the latest entertainment and business innovations in the world around you. Miracle-Ear continues to leverage advances in wireless and digital technology to give our customers the widest choice of hearing aid solutions and accessories."

The industry leader in providing custom-fitted, 100 percent invisible hearing aids, Miracle-Ear continues to set the standard for innovation and cutting-edge design. "We know that, while 65 percent of the nearly 36 million people in the United States who have a hearing loss are under the age of 65, only 15 percent of hearing-impaired adults between the ages of 20 and 69 uses a hearing aid," said Crespo. "Our ongoing focus is to offer a wide variety of hearing aids to provide comfortable and effective solutions to hearing impaired individuals of all ages and all walks of life. Miracle-Ear accessories, like the new wireless communication devices, are compatible with a wide range of our hearing aids and styles. With all these options, our hearing specialists can tailor a hearing aid solution to our customers' individual needs."

In addition to the MEBluConnect® and the even smaller mini MEBluConnect® Bluetooth-enabled devices, Miracle-Ear offers their customers a variety of remote control devices for their hearing aids. While not wireless, devices like the Pen Remote and miniRemote are small enough to fit into a shirt pocket or a small handbag.

For more information about Miracle-Ear and their range of hearing aid solutions and accessories, please visit www.miracle-ear.com.

About Miracle-Ear
A trusted resource for hearing solutions for over 60 years, Miracle-Ear uses state-of-the-art technology to remove the barriers of hearing loss. The Plymouth, MN-based company specializes in customizable hearing solutions that feature discreet, comfortable products designed to meet each individual's hearing loss needs. Free hearing tests are available at all of the company's 1,200 franchised locations across the U.S., many of which are in Sears stores. Franchise opportunities are available for those interested in running their own Miracle-Ear business with the support of a nationwide industry leader. For more information, visit www.miracle-ear.com.