Bluetooth Hearing Aids

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What are Bluetooth hearing aids?

Many of today’s advanced digital hearing aids are Bluetooth (TM) or wireless compatible, meaning they are able to connect wirelessly to various Bluetooth enabled devices and other audio devices such as cell phones, PDAs and computers. Each hearing aid manufacturer offers different wireless solutions for their hearing aids, but most often solutions consist of the hearing aid wearer wearing a streaming device to “stream” audio output from an audio device (such as your cell phone) directly to your hearing aids.

Most hearing aids with wireless capabilities are able to connect to landline phones, cell phones, TVs and MP3 players with a simple push a button on a streaming device. These streaming devices essentially turn your hearing aids into a hands free headset, allowing you to hear output from other audio devices through both of your hearing aids at the same time.

Some of the benefits of purchasing hearing aids with wireless capabilities include:

  • Ability to hear audio devices with both ears for optimal listening on landline phone, cellphone and TV
  • Ability to switch between TV, landline phone and cell phone with a simple push of a button
  • Streaming device most often can be used as a remote control for your hearing aids as well
  • Stay connected to the devices that matter most in your busy life