Hearing Aids with Bluetooth Capability
Hearing aids have been around since the early 13th century. They don't look anything like they do today. In fact, older hearing aid devices were made of horns made from animals like cows and rams. As time progressed, the 18th century revealed an upgraded metal ear trumpet that amplified the ear's sounds. It wasn't until the 20th century that hearing aids started to be electronic.
The Rise Of Bluetooth Hearing Aids
As the years have passed, hearing aid technology has gotten more and more advanced. Now, users can have nearly-invisible hearing aid devices that can connect to smartphones, televisions, and other electronic devices with the push of a button. Bluetooth uses a radio wave technology that allows devices to connect wirelessly around the globe.
Most hearing aids provide a connectivity range of about 30 feet. This means you can stream music from your smartphone sitting in the kitchen to your hearing aids while you're in the bedroom. With most technology devices like smartphones, computers, televisions, music systems, and tablets being Bluetooth-enabled, your streaming capabilities are endless.
How Do Bluetooth Hearing Aids Work?
Knowing what your device is capable of is only half of the struggle. Figuring out how to use it correctly is the other. Bluetooth hearing aids work to connect your device's hearing component with a piece of technology that is Bluetooth-enabled. For example, your smartphone is Bluetooth-enabled. Therefore, you can wirelessly connect your hearing aids to your smartphone so you can hear what the other person is saying without holding the phone up to your ear.
To connect your device, you can typically use an application downloaded to your Apple or Android device. If your device cannot download an application, you can use various wireless accessories provided by your hearing aid provider to make the connection. Anyone of our hearing care specialists can assist you in connecting your devices with ease.
What Types Of Devices Can You Connect To?
Bluetooth hearing aids are designed with ease in mind. Through convenient applications, you can connect to some of your favorite devices in seconds. Some of the popular devices you can connect to include:
- Music Systems
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Connecting with the world around you starts with having the right hearing devices to do so. With the recent advancement in Bluetooth technology, you can now connect and stream from a plethora of devices with ease. If you don't have Bluetooth hearing aids yet, it's time to give our office a call for an upgrade!