It's estimated that over 5% of the global population suffers from some form of hearing loss. Thankfully, there are hearing aids available to amplify and improve the sense of hearing for these individuals. This report takes a closer look at the Bluetooth hearing aids market.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. By 2050, this number is expected to grow to 900 million.
Hearing loss is often viewed as an age-related condition, but this isn't always the case. While it's most common among adults, especially older adults, children can experience hearing problems as well.
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In the United States, about two to three out of 1,000 children suffer from hearing loss.
The good news is that hearing aids are available to treat hearing loss, some of which leverage the wireless capabilities of Bluetooth technology. Known as Bluetooth hearing aids, they typically feature a button that, when pressed, automatically syncs the left and right earpieces together.
Some Bluetooth hearing aids are even designed with built-in support for radio and streaming music.
How do Bluetooth hearing aids work exactly? They work using the same principle as other hearing aids, only they support Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well. A hearing aid consists of one or two earpieces, each of which contains a microphone and a speaker.
When worn, the microphone picks up sound waves and transmits them to an amplifier. Once inside the amplifier, the sound waves become stronger before being transmitted to the speaker.
Of course, Bluetooth hearing aids go one step further by featuring Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The exact functions of Bluetooth hearing aids varies depending on the type, though many support one-click synchronization as well as radio and streaming music.
Because hearing loss is classified as a disability, Bluetooth hearing aids are often covered by medical insurance. If a person is suffering from hearing loss, his or her health insurance provider should cover some or all the cost of a Bluetooth hearing aid.
Of course, different medical insurance providers have their own provisions and requirements, but most will provide financial compensation for Bluetooth or other hearing aids if a covered individual suffers from hearing loss.
The Bluetooth Hearing Aids Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type (In-The-Ear (ITE), In-The-Canal (ITC), Behind-The-Ear (BTE), Completely-In-The Canal (CIC), Receiver-In-The-Ear (RIE)); Application (Hospitals, Clinics, Individuals); Technology (Smart Ready, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth Smart) and Geography report by The Insight Partners is a comprehensive study of the global Bluetooth hearing aids market. Within this report, you'll learn more about the market's size, classifications, chain structure, growth drivers, growth challenges and more.
Some of the key Bluetooth hearing aid vendors profiled in this report include Beltone, Bernafon, Cochlear Ltd, GN ReSound, MED-EL, Miracle- Ear, Sivantos Pte. Ltd, Sonova Holding, Starkey Hearing Aids, Widex A/S and others.