There have been many advancements in hearing aids over the years. These have made the devices more discreet, easier to operate, and even more beneficial to users. Bluetooth hearing aids are one example of how new technology can improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a method for transferring data securely over short distances using radio waves. It got its name from the ancient Danish king Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson, who united the tribes of Denmark into one kingdom. The reasoning behind the name was that Bluetooth technology is able to unite various types of electronic devices so they can communicate with one another.
How Bluetooth Hearing Aids Work
Bluetooth hearing aids are able to connect wirelessly to your devices, including your cell phone. Some hearing aids are made specifically to work with iPhones, iPads, and other Apple technology. Other models work with Android phones. We can help you find the right device for your needs.
Why Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids are Beneficial
Here are some of the ways using Bluetooth hearing aids can benefit you:
Connect to Multiple Devices
Bluetooth hearing aids can connect to multiple different devices at one time. This allows you to easily interact with your technology. One example is that you can stream a video from your tablet and the hearing aids will automatically interrupt the audio to ring if you get a phone call.
Some hearing aids are very small. This is beneficial because it makes them more discreet, but it does mean that there is usually no room for external controls. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to remotely control your hearing aids using another device so you can easily adjust the volume or other settings.
Hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity often have better sound quality, especially for music or audio from electronic devices. They filter out background noise and stream audio directly into your ear. This works similarly to headphones. This type of hearing aid can also reduce the whistling or feedback that can occur when talking on the phone using non-Bluetooth hearing aids.
Personal Listening Experience
When you are watching television, you can control the volume of the audio directly using your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids. This means you don’t have to argue with anyone you are watching with about the volume setting. You can enjoy your own personal listening experience.
Find Out If Bluetooth Hearing Aids Are Right For You
If you are suffering from hearing loss, Alltones Audiology can help. We come directly to you and provide hearing health care in the comfort of your own home. Our audiologists work with a wide variety of hearing aids, including different brands and options that have additional features. We can help you determine what the best choice is for your unique needs.