At this point in time, technology has evolved further than ever before. It can assist people in their everyday lives in a number of ways, including aspects of their health. One of the best examples of this are hearing aids, which are now able to work with other devices via Bluetooth. These amazing hearing devices make it easier than ever for hearing impaired people to enjoy a variety of things they otherwise might have missed out on.
Although actual Bluetooth hearing aids are not yet on the market, Bluetooth technology can still help in connecting digital hearing aids to a number of devices. This is done with assistive listening devices, also referred to as streamers. The assistive listening devices serve as a link between a hearing aid and any device that is capable of connecting to Bluetooth. For instance, that means that a hearing impaired person can pair their hearing aid with their smartphone. Many manufacturers make this possible by enabling their devices to be paired with hearing aids via Bluetooth.
A good example of this technology is that Apple has a special device specifically meant to connect a person’s hearing aid with their iPhone. There are certain hearing aids on the market that are compatible with the iPhone and some Android smartphones, such as the Starkey Halo and LiNX2. There are also more hearing aids that are dubbed as “Made for iPhone” that can specifically be paired with the iPhone. The technology of these hearing devices allow for a direct connection without putting too much strain on the battery.
If you are looking to get a hearing aid, it’s important to discuss with your hearing care provider your options and whether you want to be able to wirelessly connect your hearing device. It is possible to connect your hearing aid directly with a smartphone, tablet, computer, music player and other devices. Your provider will recommend a specific type of wireless hearing aid and a steamer that is compatible as well, if necessary. In most cases, the streamer is a device that is worn around the individual’s neck. It may also be a hands free device that is placed in the person’s pocket.
There are many benefits to streaming via Bluetooth when you use a hearing aid. You can enjoy a more personalized listening experience. This is possible whether you are simply looking to take a phone call and have the sound streamed directly to your hearing aid or if you want to listen to music. Sound is streamed to a single hearing aid or to two and amplified so that you can hear it even more sharply than if you were to use a headset. You can also adjust the volume of the incoming sound either with your streamer or an app on your smartphone or other device.
Another benefit is that you can connect to multiple devices with your Bluetooth capable hearing aid. The streamer is capable of connecting to several devices, which means you can conveniently and quickly switch from one device to another depending on the situation. For instance, you might be listening to music for a while and then someone is calling you. You can pause or interrupt the music right from your streamer so that you can answer the call.
You can also change the settings on your hearing aid with the connected streamer. This means that if you need to lower the volume, you can easily do so right on the streamer. This function is very useful when your hearing aids are too small to include control buttons.
Finally, another benefit of streaming via Bluetooth to your hearing aid is that Bluetooth is standard protocol. It can be used with all hearing aids because it is not limited to a few types or manufacturers. That makes it more convenient and of course, it works across many different devices. Bluetooth is also secure and there is no interference.