Many new models of hearing aids include Bluetooth technology; maybe your aid already has it. Although Bluetooth was originally designed for use with mobile phones, its uses have grown to include home phones, televisions and computers. When your hearing aid features Bluetooth, you can interact with these devices in new and practical ways, allowing you to enjoy superior hearing.
A hearing aid’s Bluetooth capabilities are generally accessed by a separate device that’s both small and user friendly. These devices are generally worn around the neck or kept in a pocket. If you want to receive Bluetooth signals, the controller will receive the sounds and wirelessly transmit them to your hearing aid. That means no more having to increase the volume on your TV, phone or other Bluetooth-compatible devices, since you can have the sound sent directly to your hearing aids. You’ll be able to hear your telephone conversations in both ears rather than just one, further improving your ability to hear.
Controllers for Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids are meant to be simple to use. Oftentimes all you must do is push a button that is assigned to the device you would like to listen to. For instance, if you want to listen to your telephone through your hearing aid, simply push the phone button to access it. Many manufacturers include other functions in these controllers, allowing you to access many other features through this one device.
Bluetooth enabled hearing aids can be particularly helpful for older people with mobility problems. Some of the latest models allow the wearer to place phone calls up to 30 feet away from the phone, providing easy communication without having to go to the telephone. This ease of access could be lifesaving in the event of an emergency.
Bluetooth-equipped hearing aids provide a quality listening experience that is tough or impossible to imitate using any other technology. This mix of crystal-clear sound and ease-of-use makes Bluetooth a terrific way to improve your hearing and enjoy experiences that may have seemed unrealistic.