Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Developers of hearing aids are always looking for new and improved ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people's lives. Bluetooth technology is being used to make it easier for hearing aid users to connect their hearing aids to various devices for improved sound quality directly from the sound source.
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected to devices such as televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDAs, with the use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal.
Bluetooth hearing aids come in most types, including behind-the-ear (BTE), mini BTE, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal styles, though each manufacturer provides a different array of products and accessories that are Bluetooth-enabled.
What are the Benefits of Bluetooth technology with Hearing Aids?
Bluetooth hearing aid accessories allow an individual to wirelessly connect to cell phones, landlines, TVs, tablets and computers. This means hands-free listening in stereo through the hearing aids at a level set for the listeners hearing loss.
The telecoil was a lifesaver for hearing aid users to adapt to new technologies like cell phones and MP3 players. Similarly, Bluetooth is quickly replacing telecoils. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids make connecting to modern technology even easier for hearing aid users. Making phone calls, conference calls, and technology use can be an enjoyable experience for the tech-savvy user. Bluetooth can also eliminate the annoyances of technology use with traditional hearing aids such as feedback and static noise interference.
If you are interested in Bluetooth-enabled hearing devices, talk to Dr. Dooley about all of your options. Let her know the listening situations you are in each day, and the types of other devices you use throughout the day. Ask to see a model and experience a real-time demonstration. Feel free to discuss with Dr. Dooley your current use of technology and ask how Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids could make that a better experience.
Wireless Hearing Aid Technology
Some manufacturers use wireless technology to connect directly to smart phones without the use of additional accessories. Think of them as a wireless pair of headphones: they are convenient and cordless for high-quality sound.