The headset is not really better for your hearing than your phone, says the head of the UK’s Institute for Ear, Nose and Throat Technology.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Prof John O’Leary, the chairman of the IETF, said the headsets that use wireless technology for hearing are “better than the wireless headsets” because they are better suited to people who have trouble hearing.
But, he added, the headphones themselves are not as good as those that use microphones, and there is a “huge” range of choices when it comes to hearing, with “sophisticated” hearing aids, and “somewhat less sophisticated” headsets.
O’Brien said that while a lot of people are still buying hearing aids that rely on microphones, he does not see the need to make more.
“It’s really difficult to get the kind of hearing that you need to hear,” he said.
“There’s a whole range of hearing aids out there, from hearing aids to hearing aids with earphones that have microphones, which has a huge range.”
But what about the phones?
In a recent survey, almost half of respondents said that they had bought a smartphone for their hearing, but most of them did not know how much they were spending on it.
Oleg Eremenko, a director at the Moscow-based hearing aid manufacturer Sennheiser, said that the company is working with IETF members to make better earphones for those who do not have hearing problems.
“We are working with them to improve their devices to improve the user experience,” he told Al Jazeera.
“The hearing aids are very, very useful, but they’re also very expensive.”
The devices that are cheaper than the ones that require expensive hearing aids could be cheaper than those that rely solely on microphones.
Prof O’Reilly said that there are devices that “are more useful for hearing than they are for phone use”.
“The headphones that are in the market today have very good quality.
You can get a very, quite good sound,” he explained.
“But the headphones that have come down the line are just awful, because you can’t actually hear the sound.”
He added that the “good headphones that we are talking about, they are very good, but I think they’re going to become more expensive and more expensive to use over time.”
O’Hara told Al jakarta that he was interested in hearing aids because they were “an integral part of a modern lifestyle”.
He noted that he did not want to be an earphone salesman, and that he would like to sell hearing aids in his own business. “
And, as a result, you can have a much, much better life.”
He noted that he did not want to be an earphone salesman, and that he would like to sell hearing aids in his own business.
“I would rather sell hearing equipment than earphones,” he added.
In a statement, the IETS said that it was aware of the problem and would “work with IET members and the companies that produce these hearing aids” to improve hearing.