Hearing aid technology has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Hearing devices are nothing like the clunky hearing aids you might be imagining, the ones that seemed to amplify all the wrong sounds, and had a lot of feedback. Hearing devices have gotten smaller, smarter, sleeker, and more sophisticated. These devices can do more than ever before, and your hearing aids are full of programs and settings that make life easier for anyone with hearing loss.
One of the most exciting advancements in recent years is in connectivity. Many of today’s hearing aids can be connected to your smartphone or any other Bluetooth enabled electronic device for effortless streaming. In the past, if you wanted to listen to a playlist during your morning exercise routine, you’d have to take out your hearing aids and replace them with earbuds. You’d struggle with the reduced quality, and worry that you weren’t able to hear any of the sounds around you without your hearing aids. Today, you can use Bluetooth technology to seamlessly connect your hearing aids to the devices you use the most.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Many of today’s leading hearing aid manufacturers are producing Bluetooth enabled devices. Bluetooth technology is a completely wireless platform that facilitates data transfer between devices. Portable speakers connect to smartphones in this way, and many of today’s car stereos, computers, TVs, and music players can be paired with your smartphone or your hearing aids.
Made for iPhone hearing aids use Bluetooth to connect your devices to your iPhone. You’re able to stream music and audio from your phone to your hearing aids with a single tap, and experience the world in a whole new way. Android users can also access Bluetooth technology. A streamer, or a compatible assistive listening device, can act as the link between your phone and your hearing aids, so that you can also tap into the world of effortless connectivity.
One of the benefits of Bluetooth technology is the personalization. You can enjoy a personalized listening experience, and you control all the settings. Not only do your hearing aids function like wireless hearing aids, and give you a hands-free experience, they are designed to match your unique hearing needs. Any audio that streams to your devices through Bluetooth technology will be personalized to match your hearing loss, giving you the best in sound quality. If you need the volume louder in one ear, or need more amplification of high sounds in the other, the music you’re streaming to your ears will match your hearing needs.
Better Sound Quality
When you use Bluetooth enabled hearing aids, you’ll experience the best in sound quality. Because you’re able to stream audio right to your ears, you won’t hear any whistling or feedback, and can focus on what you’re trying to hear. Bluetooth signals are very stable, and unlike your cellphone which sometimes cuts in and out, Bluetooth technology uses several channels to avoid interference or signal instability.
Hearing with Both Ears
Another benefit of Bluetooth technology is binaural hearing. Using Bluetooth, your two hearing aids can communicate. You may hear a sound on one side, but the binaural program will send the sound to your other ear, so you’ll be able to hear clearly with both ears. You’ll enjoy higher quality speech, and improved localization of sounds. Binaural hearing also allows you to hear phone conversations in both ears, so you won’t need to worry about straining to hear the person on the other end of the line.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids with connectivity features are controlled remotely. Using a smartphone app, you’re able to switch between programs, change the settings, and adjust the volume all from the palm of your hand. Not only is this more comfortable that fiddling with tiny buttons on the outside of your hearing aids, it also allows for more discreet changes, and no one around you will notice that you’re adjusting your devices.
My Hearing Centers
Ready to find out what all the hype is about? Visit us at My Hearing Centers to learn more about Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. These custom, personalized devices make life more convenient, and allow you to connect with your technology and your loved ones in a whole new way.