BENEFITS OF HEARING AIDS
Bluetooth connectivity does not make your hearing aid perform better. If your goal is simply to have functioning hearing devices, Bluetooth isn’t going to influence that.
Wearing hearing aids for the first time requires some time to adapt: audio sounds a little different, and electronic devices can be more difficult to use. Bluetooth enables you to connect the hearing aid with almost any electronic device and make their use easier for you.
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You can stream any data directly into your hearing aid. Here are the main advantages:
- Watching TV: people with hearing loss often understand the TV better with headphones. By streaming the TV directly in your hearing aids, you eliminate any reverberation that may occur between the TV speakers and your ears. You can adjust the hearing aid volume instead of raising the TV volume. Turning up the TV volume reduces sound quality and bothers other family members.
- Phone conversations: being on the phone while wearing hearing aids might be difficult: it isn’t always comfortable as you need to hold the speaker near the hearing aid’s microphone. If you are wearing a RIC device, that means slightly above your ears. With some hearing aids, you might also hear a whistling sound if your phone is misplaced next to them.
- Listening to music: Same as for TV, you can listen to your music directly in your hearing aids, without wearing uncomfortable headphones!
HEARING AIDS CANCEL BACKGROUND NOISES
Streaming sounds from devices in your hearing aids will cancel background noises and allow you to fully enjoy the sounds that you really want to hear!
For example, you could listen to your grandchild over the phone clearly without any whistling sound and without the nuisance of background noise. You could also walk in the park while talking on the phone, not worrying about extraneous environmental sounds. You could even talk on the phone at your local coffee shop without being bothered by background chatter. The possibilities are endless with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids.
Hearing aids are programmed to meet your specific auditory needs. The Hearing Specialist sets your hearing aid settings by calibrating the frequencies, volume, and gain levels necessary for answering phone calls through your hearing aids with Bluetooth. This ensures a high-quality call experience.
Once you get home with your new hearing aids, you can continue to exercise maximum control over the settings through your phone or streamer. With Bluetooth hearing aids compatible with iPhones and Androids, you control the volume and other settings from the manufacturers’ apps. If the hearing aid has a wireless connection to a streamer, you can adjust settings using the streamer. Otherwise, you would have to fiddle with the tiny volume button on your hearing aids.
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