- Hearing aids probably will become more fashionable. Imagine the stigma still associated with wearing hearing aids going away, as hearing-aid wearers blend in with hordes of other people wearing "hearbales" for listening to music and taking phone calls wirelessly.
- They’ll become less expensive, a result of a wave of companies developing hearing aids that are not traditional medical devices. You’ll can them without going through an audiologist, and they’ll sync with your smartphone; the hearing profile for the aids will be created via an online hearing test accomplished on a computer or your phone.
So far, traditional hearing-aid companies have not entered the market for low-cost hearables in a significant way. But the arrival of startups and new regulation means the market is hearing in this direction.