Bluetooth-enabled Hearing Aids

Developers of hearing aids are always looking for new and improved ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people's lives. Bluetooth technology is being used to make it easier for hearing aid users to connect their hearing aids to various devices for improved sound quality directly from the sound source.

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected via wireless streaming accessory to devices such as televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDA. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal.

The Bluetooth accessory is compatible in most styles of hearing aids, including behind-the-ear (BTE), mini BTE, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal styles, though each manufacturer provides a different array of products and accessories that are Bluetooth-enabled.

Many hearing aids today are able to pair directly to smartphones. The most common connection type is "Made for iPhone" which connects to iPhones and other iOS devices. More manufacturers today are also creating direct to Android devices. With all of these devices, hearing aids are able to connect directly to smartphones with no external Bluetooth accessories. This allows for audio streaming for entertainment as well as for phone call connectivity.

What are the Benefits of Bluetooth-Compatible Hearing Aids?

Bluetooth technology allows you to obtain a better sound quality when using your hearing aids with your favorite electronic devices. Think of them as a wireless pair of headphones: they are convenient and cordless for high-quality sound.

Bluetooth and direct connectivity is now becoming the exciting new technology for making connectivity to the everyday world a more widespread and reliable possibility for hearing aid users. Making phone calls, using a tablet or computer and even watching TV at home can be an enjoyable experience.

In addition, as this technology advances it becomes simpler to use, so that even less tech-savvy users can connect to compatible devices with minimal headache.