Google's Newest Hearing Solution: How Technology's Keeping us Safe

Google’s Newest Hearing Solution: How Technology’s Keeping us Safe

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Hearing Aids, Industry News, Patient Resources, Technology

Everyone can relate to the stress that often comes with life, but people who have a loss of hearing, navigating life, and everyday routines can often feel even more daunting or overwhelming.

However, it shouldn’t have to, and it doesn’t have to.

With help and guidance from professionals such as myself, the hard of hearing community can begin to take advantage of all the amazing resources available to make day-to-day life more manageable and, more importantly, safer.

As time goes on, companies and businesses continue to develop devices and features that have been game-changing for the hard of hearing community.

Google’s latest announcement is a testimony to that.

Take a closer look at all of the benefits of utilizing the new option and what exactly the Google feature is.

Google’s Innovative Feature Makes Life Easier for The Hard of Hearing

Google understands what people want and also what they may need.

The company recently announced an innovative feature that will offer additional empowerment, protection, and independence for people who identify with a loss of hearing.

Sound Notifications is Android compatible and generating a lot of positive conversations and excitement.

As Google reported, “Designed for the estimated 466 million people in the world with hearing loss, Sound Notifications makes important and critical household sounds more accessible with push notifications, a flash from your camera light, or vibrations on your Android phone.

This feature can also be helpful if someone is unable to hear temporarily as a result of an injury, wearing earplugs or headphones.”

This unique feature would not only be able to potentially make daily life easier and more enjoyable, but it also adds a layer of safety.

Why Should the Hard of Hearing Community Consider Using Sound Notifications?

It is obvious that this technological feature is a reflection of innovation and progress.

When Google was explaining the feature the company shared, “Developed with machine learning, Sound Notifications works completely offline and uses your phone’s microphone to recognize ten different noises—including baby sounds, water running, smoke and fire alarms, appliances beeping and door knocking.”

What Other Resources Support People Who Use Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are an excellent and popular resource for people who suffer from hearing loss, but there is much more out on the market when looking for secondary support.

Having the proper equipment and accessories to go along with hearing aids for everyday life and business can make a huge difference in managing hearing loss and daily schedules.

Check out this list that Hearing Link put together as a guide to finding devices that support hearing aids. FM systems are a great place to get started.

1 in 5 Americans suffer from hearing loss. That is a statistic that cannot be ignored.

The hard of hearing community has an incredible amount of options, and I am here to help you begin exploring them. For further insights about how to link up your hearing aids to your smartphone, contact our team!

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Monica Walker

After many years of working in busy environments to care for thousands of people’s hearing across Atlanta, I made the decision to focus on what actually matters – building real-world relationships to offer the highest level of hearing care available to trusted friends. Through the “HEARoeClub,” I work hands-on to personally care for a small number of incredible people to help them achieve better hearing, and going above and beyond to deliver much more than just hearing care.

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