The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest advances in hearing aids, then you are in for a surprise. Today’s hearing aids are fully digital, making sounds and the conversations you want to hear, clearer than ever before. If you remember the hearing aids of the 80’s and 90’s, you may remember giant beige apparatuses which squealed sporadically with feedback and amplified everything. However, the last ten years in hearing aid advancements offer hearing aids that are smaller, sleeker and more adaptable and versatile for your listening needs.

Staying Connected

One way that hearing aids continue to stay advanced is by helping you stay connected. While this includes amplifying the voices of the people in your life so you can comfortably converse, there is more to connectivity. One of the most common signs that someone is struggling with hearing loss is constant disagreements with family or friends over the volume of the stereo or television. What could be a relaxing time enjoying media becomes a source of stress and tension. To combat this, most new hearing aids come with Bluetooth technology. This allows you to wirelessly connect to your TV or stereo and have sound wirelessly streamed to your hearing aids. There will be no more arguments over the volume when you receive sound, delivered clearly with no background interference, directly to your ear canal. 

Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bluetooth technology is a completely wireless technology which transfers data between devices. Bluetooth technology works by using short-range wireless communication technology to connect two devices together, eliminating the need for cables or wires. This technology is used to connect Smartphones to car stereos, portable speakers, computers, TVs, and music players. Now it is quickly poised to become a standard in hearing aids connectivity. For instance, your hearing aids can stream audio directly from your smartphone allowing you to hear music, podcasts, radio and navigational directions, bright and clear.

Personalized Listening

With Bluetooth technology you not only enjoy the benefit of wireless streaming, but you can enjoy personalization on how you listen. You can program your hearing aids to automatically connect to some devices when you are in proximity to them. This means that you won’t have to think twice when sitting down to watch TV or enjoy the radio in the car – you will be automatically connected. The other beauty about Bluetooth technology in hearing aids is that your hearing aids are programmed for your specific hearing loss. This means that the sound you receive to your ears via Bluetooth enabled hearing aids is modified to amplify only the specific sounds you need. For instance if one ear has more acute hearing loss than the other, the audio you’re streaming to your ears will balance out for the best personalized listening experience.

Improved Sound Quality

When you use Bluetooth enabled hearing aids the sound goes right into your ear canal. You will not have to worry about background noise, or wind complicating your listening experience. The media will be delivered in the clearest way despite your environment. Unlike a cell phone signal which can flicker in and out depending on your location, Bluetooth signals are very stable. This is because Bluetooth technology uses several channels to avoid interference or signal instability.

Binaural Hearing

Humans naturally have binaural hearing, meaning that we have the ability to hear with two ears. This allows us to localize sound so we can tell which direction it is coming from, it’s proximity and what speed it is arriving. When individuals experience hearing loss in one ear, this is known as unilateral hearing loss and can make it dangerous to navigate a space, as it impedes people’s awareness of the environment. Using Bluetooth, your two hearing aids can communicate with each other. While a sound can be picked up by your good ear, Bluetooth technology allows that sound to be sent to the other ear as well. You’ll enjoy higher quality speech, and a greater awareness around you. 

Discover the Ease of Bluetooth!

If you are ready for an upgrade in your hearing aids, contact us today to find out all about what Bluetooth can do for you! Chances are, once you get used to all the amazing benefits of Bluetooth you will wonder how you ever lived without them. Get ready to connect with your technology and your loved ones in a whole new way.