Bluetooth compatible hearing aids allow you to wirelessly connect to televisions, cell phones, landline phones, and mp3 players. This provides better speech comprehension and sound clarity because the sound is delivered wirelessly to the hearing aids with no issue of sound decay or reverberation.
Bluetooth technology advances permit you to listen on the telephone through the hearing aids in both ears simultaneously. This allows the hearing aid wearer to talk on the phone hands-free. With the push of a button, the phone is answered.
In addition, the hearing aids automatically shut off the microphones to enable you to hear on the phone in comfort and without distraction.
Each hearing aid manufacturer utilizes different accessories to make wireless streaming possible.
The introduction of Bluetooth 4.0 technology has led to three important advances in hearing instrument and smartphone compatibility:
GN ReSound has released technology featuring a 2.4 gHz low-power communications protocol in line with Bluetooth 4.0 functionality. Also, Oticon's new Inium technology boasts of faster processing speeds and lower power consumption than the 2.4 gHz protocol.
If you currently own hearing aids, chances are good that your hearing aids are already bluetooth compatible.