Hearing aids have come a long way in the last 20 years. Enhanced digital sound providing a clearer and feedback free sound has allowed millions to enjoy improved communication and a heightened sense of environment. In addition, hearing aids have improved aspects of our life we would have never imagined in the past.
One of the most impressive developments is how we connect to technology around us nearly every moment. Most of us carry around personal computers with them in the form of Smartphones every day. If you are a hearing aid user, it is time to keep up with the speed of technology and one way to do this is by investing in Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. In the past, wearing hearing aids meant you couldn’t listen to personal listening players, such as iPod and music from your smartphone. Today, Bluetooth is changing this and much more. Let’s find out what Bluetooth has to offer for hearing aid users.
Bluetooth and hearing aids
Bluetooth uses shortwave radio waves to wirelessly communicate and transfer data between two or more electronic devices. High frequency radio waves minimize the risk of interference or security risks and because of its convenience, it’s incorporated into nearly every electronic device around us from smartphones, televisions, car stereos, CPAP machines, heart rate monitors, remote controllers, fitness trackers, computer mouses and wireless headphones. The benefit of Bluetooth in hearing aids is that they can connect to all of your other Bluetooth enabled devices to stream wirelessly into your ears. Not only is it easier to hear without the interference of background sounds, but it can be amplified, prioritizing the tones and pitches specified in your hearing aid program. Everyone’s hearing loss is a little different. Based upon your latest hearing exam, we can design an individual hearing aid program that will help you every day, even when listening to audio via Bluetooth through your hearing aids.
The benefits of streaming via Bluetooth
There was most likely a time before you used hearing aids where you struggled to follow conversations and hear the TV when watching with your family. Now that you use hearing aids, it’s likely you can imagine ever going back. We find that hearing aid users who use Bluetooth connectivity feel similarly. Enjoy media with enhanced amplification designed specifically for you –completely wire free!
Personalized listening experience
As stated before, your hearing aids can be programed to amplify sound from the TV, stereo or smartphone customized to match the aid’s settings. For music, your hearing aids can become a set of wireless earbuds. They can also be programmed via iPhone or Android to play through only one ear so you can still be alert of other sounds in a room.
You may be enjoying a movie or TV show via Bluetooth streaming when your phone rings. Because Bluetooth can connect to multiple devices at once, it can interrupt your movie so you can receive an important incoming call from your smartphone.
Remote control of your hearing aids
Today, most hearing aids come with an app which you can access via Bluetooth on your smartphone. This amazing capability allows you to control the settings and volume of your hearing aids via the smartphone app. Many people with dexterity issues such as arthritis, have come to rely on the smartphone app for adjustments as many tiny hearing aids have controls which would otherwise be too small to control. In addition, it’s common for audiologists to be able to access your hearing aid settings remotely via the app, and make professional adjustments as your hearing changes. This can save you time and a long drive to the audiologist.
Bluetooth is an electronics industry standard protocol—meaning that it is not different from manufacturer to manufacture. This uniformity allows your Bluetooth to work across different devices seamlessly, without hassle.
Find out What Bluetooth can do for you!
Are you ready to find out what Bluetooth technology in hearing aids can do for you? If so, get ready for an elevated hearing aid wearing experience, as they double as highly personalized, custom audio devices. Get used to a whole new level of connectivity with Bluetooth. To find out more, schedule a consultation with us today!