For those who have purchased a new hearing aid during the past couple of years, there’s a possibility that it offers Bluetooth capability. Although Bluetooth was initially designed for use with cellular phones, its applications have evolved to include computers, home phones and TVs. If your hearing aid is equipped with Bluetooth, you can connect with these products in novel and convenient ways, allowing you to enjoy improved hearing and a higher quality of life.
A hearing aid’s Bluetooth capabilities are usually accessed by a standalone device which is both compact and user friendly. In most cases these devices–often called controllers–are designed to be kept in a pocket or worn around the user’s neck. The controller’s role is to receive signals from other Bluetooth-enabled devices and transmit them wirelessly to your hearing aids. This allows you to hear your television, phone, or other Bluetooth-compatible device without needing to turn the volume up high. You’ll be able to hear your telephone conversations in both ears rather than just one, further improving your ability to hear.
Controllers for Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids are meant to be simple to use. In many cases all you will need to do is press a button that is assigned to the device you would like to listen to. Talking on a phone or listening to an audio player that uses Bluetooth is just as straightforward – just push a button to activate and press it again to stop. Your hearing aid manufacturer may have integrated other functions with this device, making it easy to access other benefits with one controller.
The added comfort and safety that come with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be particularly significant for older people with limited mobility. Recent models make it possible to connect to devices that are up to 30 feet away, meaning that you can place or answer a telephone call without having to stand up from a chair. In an emergency situation, this feature can be lifesaving.
You can enjoy a clear listening experience with your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid that you may be unable to have any other way. This feature is easy to use and has a huge impact on your hearing, allowing you to hear things you never imagined would be possible.