At present, mobile phones, WiFi-supported instant messaging tools, radio frequency identification technology, and Bluetooth communication alliance have become important technical supports for global economic and social development. In a sense, wireless technology has been upgraded to wireless technology by developed countries in the world. Economy (wireless economy).For example, the wireless communications industry in Canada has supported nearly 30 jobs and contributed 390 billion Canadian dollars in GDP output.
It can be seen that wireless link technology plays an important role in the development of science, technology, economy, and the entire social civilization.So, does it also play an important role in the development of audiology and the industry?
In the current market Hearing aid Among them, at least 90% have wireless transmission and linking functions. Moreover, most of the manufacturers’ research and development focus has shifted to the combination of improving the quality of hearing aids and enriching hearing aid functions with embedded wireless technology.At the American Audiology Annual Conference that just ended this year, it was found that various manufacturers concentrated on the public 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology platform and fully carried out secondary development, mainly to solve the problems of Bluetooth technology power consumption, signal encryption and delay, and reduce Bluetooth. The cost of technology use ensures that wireless technology becomes an indispensable function of hearing aids.
In the application of audiology, wireless technology is used as an open platform to the outside world. Hearing aids will be linked to other communication, entertainment and life tools through the 2.4GHz Bluetooth platform, such as smart phones, digital players, TV set-top boxes, wearable devices, etc.; internally Closed platform, the hearing aid can realize the inter-aural link through various near-field wireless technologies, that is, it can achieve the synchronous communication and fusion of parameters between different inter-aural hearing aids, and can also achieve the implementation of two external information on the head Detection and adjustment to achieve the true central fusion of brain auditory information.
Therefore, the application of wireless technology will affect the future of audiology, such as the competition of the amplification function of hearing aids, but now it is because wireless technology has turned into a competition between smartphone platforms. iOS and Android, which were originally unrelated to the core algorithm of hearing aids Operating systems now dominate the entry standards for hearing aids that will be accepted by mainstream society in the future.
In addition, Dr. Jiang Tao, a well-known Canadian audiologist, pointed out in the report “Wireless Technology and Audiology Development Trends and Applications” that tablet computers and wireless technology have fundamentally changed our lives, including medicine, so in the field of audiology The application is an unstoppable trend. If we do not pay close attention to and update in time, we will be abandoned by this technological trend. Nokia in the field of wireless communications and Kodak in the field of photography are the best examples.
In summary, wireless technology, as an indispensable function of hearing aids, will guide the future development trend of hearing aids, and play a vital role in the development of audiology and the industry!