Bluetooth-enabled Hearing Aids
Hearing aid manufacturers are always in search for innovative way to improve digital hearing aids and make them 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. The various devices include televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDA.
The Bluetooth accessory is compatible in most styles of hearing aids and each manufacturer provides a different array of products and accessories that are Bluetooth-enabled.
What are the Benefits of Bluetooth-Compatible Hearing Aids?
The answer is simply convenience with no compromise to sound quality. Bluetooth technology allows you to obtain a better sound quality when using your hearing aids with your favorite electronic devices.
Telecoil is a term you might recall as an innovated technology for pairing the hearing device to landline phones. Similarly, Bluetooth is now the exciting new technology for making connectivity to the everyday world a more convenient and reliable possibility for hearing aid users. For the tech-savvy consumer making a phone call, watching TV, using a computer can be more enjoyable and hand-free.
Are there Disadvantages?
Bluetooth-compatible hearing devices requires a tech-savvy user due to some simple set up steps before you can successfully use them with your other devices. In order to wirelessly stream the signal a small transmitter accessory is required otherwise the signal will not reach the hearing aids. This accessory is typically worn around the neck and/or in close proximity to the hearing devices.
If this new technology sparks your interest just ask. We would be happy to show you a live in-office example of the technology and have you try it in the comfort of your own home. It is important for us to understand your every day listening situations and the technology you use on a daily basis. Together we can discuss how Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids will make your daily interactions easier and keep you connected with the world.