Several newer styles of hearing aids include Bluetooth capabilities: perhaps yours already is. While Bluetooth may be most known to you as the technology which enables hands-free calls on your cell phone, it has become a feature on numerous consumer devices in the last couple of years, including TVs, mp3 players, home phones and computers, just to name a few. The Bluetooth technology in your hearing aid lets you connect with these products in new ways, enhancing your listening experience and enjoyment.

A hearing aid’s Bluetooth capabilities are generally accessed by a separate device that’s both small and user friendly. This control may be placed around the neck or kept in your pocket. The controller is used to wirelessly receive sounds from Bluetooth enabled devices and transmit them to your hearing aid. This allows you to hear your television, phone, or other Bluetooth-compatible device without having to turn the volume up high. Among the best features of having hearing aids that can receive Bluetooth signals is that you can listen to mobile phone conversations in both ears, which makes it even easier to understand your caller.

Bluetooth controllers are designed to be user friendly. Oftentimes all you will need to do is press a button that is assigned to the device you wish to listen to. For example, if you want to listen to your telephone through your hearing aid, simply push the phone button to access it. Depending on the particular type of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids you have, you may also be able to manage other features as well.

The additional safety and comfort that come with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be particularly important for older people with limited mobility. Some of the newest designs allow the wearer to make phone calls up to 30 feet away from the phone, allowing for easy communication without having to go to the phone. This ease of access could be lifesaving in case of an emergency.

You can enjoy a clear, clean listening experience with your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid that you may be unable to have any other way. This combination of crystal-clear sound and simple-to-use makes Bluetooth a great way to strengthen your hearing and enjoy experiences that may have seemed out of reach.

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