A large number of new types of hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth technology: maybe your aid already has it. While Bluetooth was initially designed for use with mobile phones, its applications have expanded to include computers, home phones and televisions. The Bluetooth technology in your hearing aid allows you to communicate with these devices in brand new ways, improving your listening experience and enjoyment.

If your hearing aid comes with Bluetooth technology, its likely that it arrived with a small external device that lets you access its functions. This control might be worn around the neck or kept in your pocket. The controller’s job is to receive signals from other Bluetooth-enabled devices and transmit them wirelessly to your hearing aids. This allows you to hear your television, phone, or other Bluetooth-compatible device without needing to turn the volume up high. One of the nicest features of having hearing aids that can receive Bluetooth signals is that you can listen to telephone conversations in both ears, which makes it even easier to hear your caller.

Your Bluetooth controller will be developed for easy use. Most controllers pick up on Bluetooth signals at the push of a button. Talking on a phone or listening to an audio player that uses Bluetooth is equally as simple – just press a button to connect and press it again to disconnect. Depending on the specific type of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids you have, you may even be able to access other features as well.

Bluetooth enabled hearing aids can be particularly helpful for senior citizens with mobility difficulties. Newer models make it possible to connect to devices that are as much as 30 feet away, which means that you can place or answer a telephone call without having to get up from a chair. In an emergency, this feature could be lifesaving.

You can enjoy a clear, clean listening experience with your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid that you may not be able to have any other way. Bluetooth is straightforward and has a huge impact on your hearing, allowing you to hear things you never thought would be possible.

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