Given the many advancements in hearing aid technology, it should come as no surprise that hearing aids are now capable of connecting with Bluetooth technology, allowing you to experience the benefits of a wireless connection without so much hassle. If you’ve ever wondered how Bluetooth can connect with your hearing aid, or even why this advancement should be of interest to you, here is everything you need to know about connecting your hearing aid with Bluetooth.
What Is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is essentially a wireless communication platform that allows two electronic devices to connect and securely transmit data—think of the way your car can pair with your cell phone, allowing you to answer calls without even touching your phone. With the introduction of Bluetooth, going wireless has never been easier, and now, some hearing aid manufacturers are making hearing aids that are compatible with this technology.
Assistive Listening Device
For the past several years, assistive listening devices have been available, making a connection between your hearing aid and an electronic device like your phone, television, and computer possible. The active listening device connects with your hearing aid and the electronic device and acts as a streamer, allowing you to control what you’re hearing, and even adjust volume when necessary.
Bluetooth Compatible Hearing Aid
Recently, Bluetooth compatible hearing aids have been introduced to the market, and they are an even bigger game-changer. Apple has patented a special Bluetooth connectivity that makes a connection between iPhones, iPads, and iPods possible, allowing these electronic devices to act as wireless streamers. With the ability to choose whether to stream to one or both ears, you have total control over every aspect of your hearing aids with just the click of a button.
The Benefits of a Hearing Aid with Bluetooth Capabilities
One of the biggest benefits of using a Bluetooth compatible hearing aid is the convenience factor—you no longer have to remove one or both hearing aids to use earbuds. The clarity of these hearing aids is amazing—they are essentially a highly customized earbud that makes listening to music or talking on your phone easier than ever. You can quickly switch back and forth between your connected devices, interrupting a movie you’re watching to take a call, then back to hearing what’s going on around you.
Decide What’s Best for You
Choosing the best hearing aid for you is important, and with the flexibility these Bluetooth compatible hearing aids offer, they are definitely an option to consider. At Hearing & Balance Centers of New England, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the best hearing aid to fit your needs. Having the option of connecting your phone to your hearing aid may be just the fit you’ve been looking for.
Contact us today to learn more about the Bluetooth hearing aids we offer and let us help you get on your way to a simpler life.