Connecting with family and friends is one of the most essential aspects of wellness across the lifespan, but there are few groups for whom it’s more important than today’s seniors. That’s why the Eversound wireless headphone system was invented. To empower the residents of senior living communities across the country to stay engaged and embrace a more vibrant social life.
It’s important to know that Eversound is not a hearing aid, and that’s a good thing. There’s no need to go in for frequent fittings or change out tiny batteries. The communities that have adopted Eversound take care of everything. Read on to find out what seniors need to know about this new system for enhancing hearing and focus.
How the Eversound System Works
The entire Eversound system is designed to prioritize comfort and ease of use. The headsets are easy to adjust to fit and allow wearers to control volume without needing the kind of fine motor skills required to use hearing aids effectively. After all, older Americans often suffer from arthritis or other movement and mobility issues, and the Eversound system was designed with their needs in mind.
The system is composed of three parts. The staff takes care of the transmitter, which is used to broadcast audio to the headphones and can be used with as many of several dozen of them at a time, and makes sure the headphones stay charged. When used for group events, the staff distributes the Eversound headsets to participants beforehand. However, the headsets can also be equipped with clip-on microphones and used for one-on-one conversation both in person and virtually.
When one or more residents would benefit from using the Eversound system, as would be the case for both group activities and one-on-one conversations. All they need to do is ask the staff for a set of headphones and adjust them to fit. From there, users can listen or converse as usual, but with the added bonus of improved hearing and focus.
Who Uses the Eversound System?
The Eversound system is becoming increasingly popular in assisted living communities across California and beyond. This valuable tool is helpful not just for those suffering from advanced hearing loss but also for residents who may otherwise struggle with staying focused or for anyone else who wants to use the system.
A new study found that people with hearing loss who wear a hearing device score 3% better on their cognitive tests. Additionally, the use of hearing aids was found to reduce long-term cognitive decline by 19%. With prevention being one of the best ways to manage dementia this is a key finding.
Any kind of senior living community, including memory care units, can be equipped with the Eversound system, but as of right now, it’s still a pretty exclusive amenity. The communities that have adopted it are typically those that prioritize residents’ comfort and happiness above all else.
The Versatility of the Eversound System
The Eversound system is far more versatile than individually-fitted hearing aids. It can be used with any number of participants, making it just as perfect for large group activities as it is for small gatherings like book clubs or devotional sessions.
Residents often use Eversound headsets to communicate with visitors, family living afar, and staff members. When used in one-on-one conversation, the system is perfect for facilitating care planning meetings, PT or OT sessions, and the use of other engagement platforms. It can even be used for video calls.
Eversound Is Hearing Aid Compatible
Many seniors who struggle with hearing loss wear hearing aids. They don’t have to miss out on the Eversound experience. These headphones are hearing aid compatible because their makers know that sometimes even with hearing aids, seniors can benefit from a volume boost and a little less distraction and background noise.
Everyone Deserves to Stay Engaged
Everyone deserves to stay engaged and feel like a valued member of the community. In fact, it’s one of the keys to successful aging. Unfortunately, hearing loss can make people feel cut off from their friends and family, which can be detrimental not just to their emotional states but also to their cognitive and physical health.
The Eversound system makes it easy for everyone, regardless of hearing, mobility, or cognitive levels, to socialize and continue participating in fun activities. This, in turn, boosts social engagement, improves mood, and creates a virtuous cycle in which seniors want to stay engaged and active.
See What the Fuss Is About
Looking for an assisted living community in Culver City, CA, that uses the Eversound system? Come check out Terraza Court and give it a try. We adopted the Eversound system as part of a larger commitment to fostering our residents’ health, wellness, and happiness. Schedule a tour online or call (310) 838-7800 to discuss our full range of amenities today.