Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and improving. Modern devices are far more sophisticated now than most people probably realize. One such improvement is the ability to connect hearing aids to your smartphone and other devices through Bluetooth™ technology.
Bluetooth makes it simple to do things like stream music directly into your hearing aids when you’re going for a walk through Conejo Community Park. It helps enhance your listening experience and lets you stay connected to the devices you use the most.
How Does it Work?
Bluetooth uses high-frequency radio waves to transmit data safely between two or more electronic devices. It offers two radio options, Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
Hearing aids are small and don’t have a lot of battery capacity. Therefore, most use BLE to reduce power consumption while still delivering quality sound.
What Can You Do?
- Set the audio signal to stream to one or both hearing aids, depending on preference.
- Streaming can be amplified and customized to match your device’s settings, giving you the best sound quality while listening to music or your favorite podcast.
- Using Bluetooth can help diminish background noise in places like restaurants or loud social gatherings. These localized settings can help you focus on the sounds you really want to hear.
- Your hearing aids can double as a set of wireless earbuds to listen to music or other media. This is great for music lovers because it reduces the need to frequently switch out your hearing aids for headphones throughout the day when you want to play your favorite songs.
- Pair multiple devices with the use of a streamer. A streamer is an assistive listening device that links your hearing aids to multiple devices at once. This allows you do things like stay connected to your phone while streaming a TV show on your tablet. If you get an important call, you can easily pause the audio from your tablet and switch to the incoming call.
- Adjust the TV volume for your hearing aids separately from the volume on the TV, which is helpful when watching with others who have different hearing needs than yours.
- Many hearing aids that are connected to Bluetooth come with a smartphone option to control your device remotely.
If you’d like to learn more or need to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, contact Decibel Hearing Services today.