Hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity are quite common these days.
These hearing aids have been designed to use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) which reduces the amount of energy being taken from your hearing aid battery allowing for longer use and preventing sound delay.
Bluetooth allows devices to connect wirelessly and can be a great way of linking your hearing aids to your electronic equipment, including your Smart Phone – both iPhone and Android, Tablet, TV, radio etc.
This connectivity brings many benefits to hearing aid wearers including:
- Clear sound directly to your hearing aids with no background noise.
- The ability to control your hearing aids through your phone without having to fiddle with your hearing aids including turning volume up and down and, with some of the newer hearing aids, adjust the noise intake from your current listening environment.
- Make and take phone calls
- Track your hearing aids if they have been mislaid
If you are planning to use Bluetooth with your hearing aids, the first thing you will need to do is to pair your devices so that they can communicate. Follow these tips to pair your devices:
- Put your hearing aids in and turn them on
- Head to Settings from the main screen of your Smart phone
- Select Bluetooth from the list and go into the Bluetooth tab
- Switch Bluetooth on (your phone will start searching for nearby devices)
- Select your hearing device
- Once you have selected your hearing device, your phone will pair with your hearing aids.
Hearing aids are constantly being updated and new models are coming out all of the time.
Please contact us to find which hearing aid has Bluetooth, which also suits your hearing need.
A great example of a hearing aid with Bluetooth connectivity is;
Phonak Audeo Paradise.