While we have served the hearing health needs of Silicon Valley since 1977, it’s been amazing to see how much has changed just in the last 10 years.
Advancements in hearing technology have produced smaller and more discreet devices than ever before while offering more power, better performance, rechargeable batteries, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Even as technology continues to improve, millions of Americans are still living with untreated hearing loss.
Many of them are candidates for Jabra’s new product.
On August 18, 2021, Jabra introduced a new category of hearing aids called “lifestyle devices” – spearheaded by its product, the Enhance Plus.
This new product category promises to be discreet and multi-functional, delivering the benefits that younger people with active lives have been seeking, according to Jabra’s research.
Lifestyle devices are different from traditional hearing aids, as they’re a combination of the latest in high-grade consumer electronics and hearing technology developed to deliver personalized hearing enhancement, great quality music, and in-ear phone calls through sleek earbuds.
Unlike many over-the-counter devices (OTCs), the Enhance Plus engages the support of a hearing care professional to fully evaluate your hearing, ensuring the most accurate tailoring of the devices to your unique requirements.
The key benefits of the Enhance Plus include:
- Digital noise reduction to cut background noise
- Speech-in-noise capabilities to help you to hear conversations in louder environments
- 10 hours battery and up to 30 hours battery rechargeability when using the carry case
- EarGels in three sizes for a secure and comfortable fit
- Rich and clear sound for music and phone calls (just as you would expect from Jabra)
The biggest difference between the Jabra Enhance Plus and the aggressively advertised OTCs is that Jabra ensures you make the right choice for your hearing by consulting with a qualified hearing care professional.
This is an essential part of the process because having an accurate picture of your hearing is the only way the Enhance Plus can be accurately programmed to your needs.
With OTCs that only require self-diagnosing of your hearing loss through an app and have you program your own devices, there are many risks, including long-term hearing damage. As professionals, we don’t recommend getting any solution before fully understanding your own unique circumstances.
Who The Jabra Enhance Plus Is Designed For
Jabra’s research showed that many people want a lower-cost and accessible alternative to hearing instruments, with hearing support being just one of their goals.
The Enhance Plus was created for the millions of adults who have an unaided mild hearing loss and will appreciate combining hearing support, music, and phone calls all seamlessly working through a stylish earphone-like earbud.
These devices are mainly for people who:
- Have acknowledged a hearing loss but only feel the need for support in certain environments (such as around the dinner table or in public places)
- Don’t feel ready for a traditional hearing aid but want a helping hand
- Would like others to believe they’re just wearing an earbud
We hope these devices and others like them will start to encourage the treatment of hearing loss for a wider range of hearing loss and prompt more people to seek solutions for their mild hearing loss.
The Jabra Enhance Plus could be a great option for people who want to:
- Engage better with colleagues in meetings
- Have help with conversations in loud environments such as restaurants
- Communicate better in retail and restaurant situations
- Engage more effectively in video conferences and Zoom meetings
- Overcome hearing difficulty in other situations
If you are interested in the Jabra Enhance Plus, then the first step is to see one of our audiologists to determine how suitable it would be for you.
We can help you avoid the pitfalls of trying to diagnose your own hearing loss. We offer complete hearing evaluations that will help you find the best solution for your unique situation.