Bluetooth wireless connectivity is one of the latest ways that hearing aid companies have made hearing aid a lot better and helpful in patient’s everyday lives.  Bluetooth hearing aids allow your hearing aids to connect to your phone, your TV and other Bluetooth devices to capture sound directly from the TV and other Bluetooth devices.

Depending on the manufacturer of hearing aids, Bluetooth is available for both behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) styles.  These aids stream to cell phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, cars, and TV’s.  Bluetooth has become easier to use for retirees as their grandchildren help them to adapt.

Upside of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bluetooth hearing aids enable clearer sound quality using your hearing aids with your direct wireless connection to your phone, television, car, and other devices.  They will act like wireless headphones in addition to serving as hearing aids.

Bluetooth allows you to have wireless connection to your tablet, your phone and all your devices to make calls, listen to music, watch TV, and listen through your car.  Remote control capability with Bluetooth hearing aids is more customized than without Bluetooth devices.

Considerations for Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bluetooth hearing aids need to be set-up before they can work with your phone, your car, your TV, and other Bluetooth devices. 

Bluetooth electronics like your cell phone convert the Bluetooth signal to a wireless signal for your hearing aids.  Depending on the geometry of a space, the hearing aids can be up to 30 feet away the device but closer in a building with many rooms.  Most electronic devices will have an indicator light showing that Bluetooth connection is paired or disconnected from the hearing aids.  Your Hearing Instrument Specialist will help you with all these connections.

This type of hearing aid can receive sounds via Bluetooth from other devices and through the microphones on the hearing aids.  Your Hearing Instrument Specialist can adjust the level of the hearing aid microphones differently when you are streaming via Bluetooth.  This will enable you to hear conversations around you clearly while you also hear signals transmitted via Bluetooth directly to your hearing aids.

Discuss your interest in Bluetooth hearing aids with your Hearing Instrument Specialist.  They can connect you directly, or with an accessory, to your Bluetooth devices like your phone, car, or television.  Once you experience Bluetooth connections, you will more easily be able to determine if you want Bluetooth hearing aids.