Several new types of hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth technology; perhaps your device already is. Although Bluetooth was originally created for use with cell phones, its applications have expanded to include computers, TVs and home phones. Digital hearing aids with Bluetooth give you new ways to use and manage these products, which makes them more convenient and flexible, and giving you an improved listening experience.
Nearly all hearing aids use a small, easy to use external device to control their Bluetooth capabilities. The controls are generally kept in a pocket or worn around the neck. When you want to receive Bluetooth signals, the controller will receive the sounds and wirelessly transmit them to your hearing aid. This allows you to hear your television, phone, or other Bluetooth-compatible device without having to turn the volume up. You’ll have the ability to hear your phone conversations in both ears instead of just one, further increasing your ability to hear.
Bluetooth controllers are designed to be user friendly. Most controllers detect Bluetooth signals at the push of a button. Talking on a telephone or listening to an audio player that uses Bluetooth is just as straightforward – just press a button to connect and press it again to disconnect. Your hearing aid manufacturer may have incorporated other functions with this device, making it easy to access other benefits with one controller.
Bluetooth enabled hearing aids can be particularly useful for senior citizens with mobility issues. More recent models allow you to be up to 30 feet away from your telephone when placing a call, allowing you to get in touch with your loved ones without having to leave your chair. This functionality can be potentially lifesaving in an emergency.
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid offer you a high-quality listening experience that is tough or impossible to duplicate using any other technology solution. This combination of clear sound and ease-of-use makes Bluetooth a great way to improve your hearing and delight in experiences that may have felt out of reach.