Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology
Bluetooth technology allows us to wirelessly connect to electronic devices to exchange information or sound. Bluetooth is used in a range of modern electronic devices, from computers to thermostats, speakers and fridges. With hearing aids, a specific low energy version of Bluetooth is used. A low energy version is essential because hearing aids don’t typically have such an extensive battery life. There are plenty of advantages to choosing Bluetooth hearing aid technology.
Phone and music
Depending on which hearing aid that you have, talking on the phone can be difficult. You may experience sound disturbances like whistling or find it inconvenient to place the speaker in the right place. By using a Bluetooth hearing aid, you can connect to your phone and chat easily with no hassle. As well as this, it’s simple to listen to music by streaming the music directly to your hearing aid. When it comes to smartphones, you can also connect and use features like Facetime with your hearing aid.
Watching your favorite shows
Often, it can be easier to make use of headphones when you watch TV. With the use of Bluetooth, you can transfer the audio from the Television straight to your hearing aid. You’ll access an improved sound experience and quality too. When you’re watching your favorite shows, you won’t want the sound to be anything less than perfect! You may find it easier to be undisturbed by background noise when the audio arrives right in your ear.
Improved sound quality
Bluetooth hearing aids can often offer a better sound quality than older models of hearing aids. As technology advances, those who experience hearing loss can benefit from talking to an audiologist about the latest solutions. Individuals who are a bit tech-savvy will likely enjoy all the different devices that they can connect to! Whether it’s watching Netflix or video calls on WhatsApp, Bluetooth can enhance your experience. Issues of sound distortions are improved with the use of Bluetooth technology.
As well as greater sound quality, those using Bluetooth headphones can benefit from the flexibility of connecting to multiple devices. You can be hands-free when using your smartphone plus hear your phone with both ears as opposed to one. Talking to an audiologist will allow you to discuss which kind of hearing aid may be right for you. There are plenty of different types of hearing aids that offer Bluetooth technology, let’s look at the range on offer:
- In the ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are those that are created to fit inside as opposed to behind the ear. These hearing aids are custom made so you can be sure that they will feel comfortable to wear. ITE hearing aids are known for their amazing amplification and quality too. These hearing devices are complete with two microphones, which improves their sound capabilities. Choosing an ITE Bluetooth hearing aid could be a great choice to access both quality and convenience too.
- In the canal (ITC): ITC hearing aids are smaller than ITE, fitting further into the canal of the ear. While small, these hearing aids do usually have handy directional microphones and volume controls. Plenty of people prefer the ITC model because it is very discreet. Yet, depending on the model, some may not have quite as long a battery life as the bigger ITE hearing aids. In-the-canal hearing aids may prove more useful for those with moderate hearing loss. Most ITC hearing aids are capable of Bluetooth connectivity with all the devices that you could ask for.
- Behind the ear (BTE): Modern behind the ear hearing aids are often rather small and compact. These devices will be custom made by designing an ear-mold to gauge the shape of the wearer's ear. BTE hearing aids can accommodate larger batteries, and therefore the user will benefit from a longer battery life. A telecoil, directional microphones, and Bluetooth are usually featured in these devices. For those who require a longer battery life from their hearing aid, a BTE device could be the way to go. No matter which type of hearing aid that you choose, using Bluetooth technology will enhance your experience of your device.
When it comes to audiologist services, we at Independence Hearing have ample experience and expertise to offer. If you would like to discuss your hearing aid options further, we are ready and waiting to provide a detailed consultation. To learn more about Independence Hearing, call our office at 772-210-1800.