Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected to devices such as cell phones, televisions, and tablets with the use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal. Bluetooth technology allows you to obtain a better sound quality when using your hearing aids with your favorite electronic devices (i.e. cell phone, television, tablet). Think of them as a wireless pair of headphones: they are convenient and cordless for high-quality sound because they are programmed to your hearing loss.
Bluetooth Technology Allows You to Obtain a Better Sound QualityWireless accessories are beneficial to hearing aid users for several reasons. They put distance between the hearing aid and a cell phone, which can reduce feedback, as well as decrease any interference between the two devices. For use with a cell phone, wireless accessories all for a hands-free option, which is especially important if you plan on using your cell phone while driving.
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids require set up to work with electronic devices. They also require the hearing aid wearer to use a small transmitter accessory. The transmitter converts the Bluetooth signal from the electronic device, to a technology that is understood by the hearing aid.
For more information about wireless accessories for your hearing aids, speak with your audiologist. Talk to your audiologist about your current use of technology and ask how Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids could make that a better experience.