When you have hearing loss, you'll likely try a variety of ways to improve it. If you still haven't found the perfect solution, consider hearing aids with Bluetooth® connectivity that use state-of-the-art technology to provide several practical advantages to those who wear them. Read on to learn more about these devices and their benefits.
Your Guide to Bluetooth Hearing Aids
What are they?
Traditional hearing aids receive sound through a microphone, amplify it, and send it to the ear via a speaker. Bluetooth devices work similarly, except they're equipped with more features. While you must remove traditional hearing aids before listening to music on headphones or answering the phone, Bluetooth hearing aids connect to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, allowing you to stream audio and accept phone calls directly through them.
What devices are they compatible with?
Apple® devices, such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®, can communicate with Bluetooth hearing aids via iOS. Google® is also in the process of developing Bluetooth hearing aid compatibility for Android®.
Are they programmable?
Your audiologist will program your hearing aid according to your needs. They'll calibrate the volume, gain, and frequency levels, and they'll optimize it to ensure you can hear voices and audio without them being too loud. Most Bluetooth hearing aids link to smartphone apps that allow you to instantly adjust the settings without taking them out.
What perks do they offer?
Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to connect multiple devices at the same time and switch between them with ease. They also function as earbuds and use completely hands-free technology that allows for multitasking. Additionally, they have secure connections and are invulnerable to interference.
When you’re ready to upgrade your hearing aids, get in touch with County Hearing and Balance. These audiologists offer solutions to clients with hearing problems throughout Southeastern and Shoreline, CT. Call (203) 245-1950 to schedule a hearing test, and visit their website to learn more about their hearing devices and services.