Hearing Aids that connect you to smartphones and other Bluetooth devices have opened up new worlds to hearing aid wearers. Previously, hearing aids simply helped you hear better. Now, your MP3, MP4, iTunes player, or Smart Phone can stream recorded music directly to your Bluetooth Hearing Aids, with no wires necessary. You can make calls, and you don’t even have to put the phone to your ear.
What are the benefits of streaming via Bluetooth?
Personalized Listening Experience
The audio signal can usually be set to stream to one or both hearing aids and the streamed signal can be amplified and shaped to match the hearing aid’s personalized settings. The volume of the stream may be controlled by the streamer or the hearing aids, depending on the manufacturer’s design.
Multiple devices can usually be paired to one streamer, so you can easily switch between different devices. For example, you can be connected to your mobile phone while you’re streaming a movie from your tablet.
Remote Control Of Your Hearing Aids
Commonly, there are also capabilities for remotely changing the volume or program from the streamer.
Last but not least, Bluetooth is an electronics industry-standard protocol. It’s not unique to a particular hearing aid or hearing aid manufacturer, so there is uniformity in the way that it works across all devices. The platform has been tested and refined already, as it’s been in use for many years in the mobile phone industry.