One of the latest advancements in hearing aid technology has been the introduction of Bluetooth compatibility. Bluetooth technology has been circulating in everyday life for many years, used as a way to wirelessly transmit digital information between two electronic devices. Just as cell phones can be connected to car radios, now your hearing aids can also be connected to Bluetooth compatible devices in order to help you optimize your hearing in any given situation. While many individuals find that Bluetooth technology is more helpful than relying on traditional hearing aids, it may not always suit certain needs or lifestyles. Before you go shopping for your new set of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, talk to your professional Audiologist to learn if they are right for you.
Exploring the Streaming Capabilities and Other Advantages of Bluetooth Hearing Aids
In recent years, Bluetooth hearing aids have become more popular since this type of technology can perform a variety of functions. Read on to learn more about what Bluetooth hearing aids could do for you:
- Streaming: Your hearing aids can now be connected to your cell phone thanks to Bluetooth technology. This means that you can take phone calls using your hearing aids which act as earpieces, so you will be able to hear the person on the other end through the device. This is a perfect solution for those who have hearing loss in both ears as hearing is maximized in two ears rather than one. You can also stream other sound sources such as sound from your TV, music from your phone, tablet or computer, as well as audio from various communication platforms such as Skype or FaceTime.
- Applications: Hearing aids feature an application that you can use to manage the device. Apps are a useful tool that allow you to perform important tasks such as controlling volume, changing pre-set programs and even locate your hearing aids if you lose track of them.
- Remote Microphone: If you are in a difficult hearing situation such as a loud meeting or crowded restaurant, Bluetooth technology has made it possible for you to use your phone as a microphone which can be used by the person you are trying to hear. The microphone will amplify their voice and help you hear them more clearly.
As Bluetooth technology becomes more frequently used, the demand for this feature continues to grow, in addition to increased user comfort. Plus, having Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids does not impact the cost. Rather keep things simple? The good news is that standard hearing aids can work just as well without Bluetooth technology. Hearing aids from all technology levels can carry the same or similar streaming capabilities and therefore, choosing a Bluetooth compatible device is entirely based on your personal preference. Furthermore, the difference in costs has more to do with how the hearing aid analyzes sounds around you which impacts the quality of sound. If you live in Orleans or the Ottawa area and need help finding the right high-quality hearing aids that suit your needs and budget, reach out to our team of Audiologists at Echo Audiology today.
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