Bluetooth hearing aids sound an idealistic option for those looking to pair the latest wireless with phones, music players, and the television.
We walk you through the devices available, and explore further options to enhance your listening experience.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids From Hearing Direct
Today’s digital Bluetooth hearing aids make it possible to wirelessly stream and connect with other electronic Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth hearing aids have recently appeared on the market that can stream directly from another device, but they come at a high price. For a cheaper alternative, some hearing aids have the ability to be Bluetooth-compatible with other gadgets such as phones, televisions, laptops and just require an assistive listening device (ALD) to relay the sound.
ALDs in the form of wireless streamers is one of the most popular methods to enjoy amplified sounds for those without Bluetooth hearing aids.
What Is Bluetooth?
Invented in 1994, Bluetooth allows two or more devices to transfer data wirelessly between one another in the form of radio waves. Bluetooth caters for a cross-platform exchange in communication between electronic devices.
Some hearing aids can connect directly with Bluetooth or an assistive listening device such as a streamer, neckloop or compatible headset may be required. Digital hearing aids with Bluetooth compatibility can rely on streamers to relay the sounds between the ALD and hearing aid.
Effectively, Bluetooth can transform hearing aids into a wireless pair of headphones to connect with the essential household items (as long as they too are Bluetooth compatible) without any interruption of external interference.
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How Do Bluetooth Hearing Aids Work?
Wireless hearing aids need to first be paired with a streamer. Once set up, the streamer will seek the Bluetooth signal and connect your hearing aids to the required device. It’s that simple! Alternatively, wireless listeners are the next best thing...
Bluetooth hearing aids allow the hard of hearing to benefit more from everyday objects and enjoy more of what life has to offer. This can be limited by standard hearing aids as to effectively use phones, watch television and listen to music, removal of hearing aids may be required. The latest audiological technology means it is now possible to connect hearing aids with other electronic devices and stream sound to your hearing aids thanks to Bluetooth connectivity.
Please note: You will require a Bluetooth compatible hearing aid to sync devices. If not, you will have to rely on assistive listening devices.
Which Benefits Can Be Enjoyed Thanks To Bluetooth Hearing Aids?
No longer would you have to remove your hearing aids to listen to music, watch television or to use the telephone. Even though you may need an assistive listening device to hand to reap the full benefits of streaming, Bluetooth provides a unique listening experience solely for you.
One core advantage is that Bluetooth technology allows you to obtain a far superior sound quality when using your hearing aids with other electronic devices. The Bluetooth connection should be able to match your own personal requirements. Bluetooth will work on one of both hearing aids and settings can be altered for each hearing aid independently. E.g. you may require a louder volume in one ear.
As Bluetooth hearing aids are available to buy, but at a high price, other options such as ALDs and wireless streamers do exist.
Which Bluetooth Hearing Aids Are Available?
As technologies improve, so do hearing aids. There are now a number of hearing aids that are Bluetooth compatible and allow for wireless streaming between multiple devices. Visit our digital hearing aids page to find a device that is right for you. Furthermore, the discreet HD 500 digital hearing aid is one of our most up-to-date and powerful models (not Bluetooth compatible).
This is an area that continues to advance. Recently, Apple patented a Bluetooth connectivity with hearing aids so that Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids can connect to the iOS platform on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. The Apple item acts as an assistive listening device that streams audio content directly to the hearing aids. So, this may be one to keep an eye on!
The Apple software and partnering brands will come at a cost. On-the-other-hand, ASD, neckloops, and wireless listeners act as an affordable and efficient alternative.
Which Wireless Items Do We Dispense?
At Hearing Direct, you will find an abundance of wireless items that will amplify sounds and enhance the way we listen.
Assistive Listening Devices - Our online store is full or wireless TV listeners, external headsets, and neckloops.
The Amplicomms TV 210-NL is one of our most prominent ALDs. While it may not be Bluetooth compatible, it can deliver that same high-quality sound direct to your ears. Not only does it generate interference-free sound, this neckloop also blocks unwanted background noise when using CI receivers or telecoil compatible hearing aids. If you find following your favourite TV programs a struggle, or you simply want the best possible sound at a volume level that suits you, the TV 210-NL is an invaluable solution.
Also, we supply essential everyday items to improve your quality of life as well as the hard of hearing necessities needed to maintain an independent lifestyle. This includes:
- Over the counter hearing aids
- Invisible hearing aids
- Hard of hearing phones
- Extra loud alarm clocks
- Assistive listening devices
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Why Don't Bluetooth Hearing Aids Exist?
This one is down to power.
Hearing aid batteries are not solely powerful enough to offer an adequate or substantial Bluetooth service. Whilst they more than do the job for the most powerful hearing aids with the latest features, they are unable to accommodate for a full implementation of Bluetooth.
What To Expect From Hearing Direct
At HearingDirect, we only stock brands that are reliable and trusted. We are dedicated to improving the lives of the hearing impaired and the brands we dispense are dedicated to the provision of amplified products.
If you have any questions on Bluetooth hearing aids and our Bluetooth compatible products, do contact us and our expert team will do their best to help you.