Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids
Creators of hearing aids always look for new ways to make hearing aids better and more useful in people’s lives. And so, Bluetooth technology makes it easier to connect hearing aids to many devices for improved sound quality.
Bluetooth devices can be wirelessly connected. For instance, via accessories like televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDA can connect to Bluetooth hearing aids. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, it sounds send through an invisible electronic signal.
The Bluetooth accessory is compatible in most styles of hearing aids. For instance, behind-the-ear (BTE), mini BTE, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal styles. However, each manufacturer provides a different array of Bluetooth products and accessories.
As with any hearing aid, Bluetooth-compatible aids have some benefits and downsides. One benefit is that Bluetooth technology allows you to get a better sound quality when using hearing aids with your favorite electronic devices. Think of them as a wireless pair of headphones: they are convenient and cordless for high-quality sound.
Many years ago, the telecoil was an exciting technology for hearing aid users to use landline phones. Similarly, Bluetooth is now becoming the exciting new technology for making connectivity to the everyday world a more widespread and reliable possibility for hearing aid users. Making phone calls, using a tablet or computer and even watching TV at home can be an enjoyable experience for the tech-savvy user. Bluetooth can also eliminate the annoyances of technology use with traditional hearing aids, such as feedback and static noise interference.
A variety of devices are available including:
- Phone Clips
Giving you more freedom, comfort and control when on the phone.
- Remote Controls
Easily and discreetly allowing users to adjust volume and background noise.
- TV Streamers
Making it possible to make on-the-spot adjustments of the volume of the TV program and the volume of the hearing instruments independently.
Discreet clip-on microphones provide a boost in challenging listening environments by increasing the signal-to-noise ratio.
If you are interested in Bluetooth-compatible hearing devices, talk to your hearing specialist about all of your options. Also let them know of the listening situations you are in each day and the types of other devices you use throughout the day. Ask to see a hearing aid and the streaming device and experience a real-time demonstration. Talk to your hearing specialist about how Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids could make your daily interactions with your world a better experience. Contact Lake Erie Hearing to learn more about these hearing aids.