Hearing aids are all about connection, connecting you to the people you love through conversation and connecting you to the world through the many sounds you hear around you. Bluetooth hearing aids take it one step further by connecting your hearing aids to any Bluetooth-enabled device. This allows you to stream audio from any of these devices, directly into your hearing aids. When you think about how you can use this in your day-to-day life, the benefits really start to add up.
In this guide, we’ll explore a few of the major perks of Bluetooth hearing aids. But first, let’s take a quick look at how this technology works.
How Bluetooth and hearing aids get along together
Hearing aids contain small coils within them called telecoils. These coils receive FM signals from Bluetooth-enabled devices via another piece of tech called a streamer. When the telecoil receives an FM signal, it turns its microphone off. This means the only sound coming through the hearing aids is via the FM signal, which therefore reduces background noise. Some hearing aids are even designed to wirelessly connect with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones without the need for a streamer.
The advantages of Bluetooth hearing aids
Name any modern piece of digital technology and it probably comes with Bluetooth, which means your hearing aids can connect with it. Bluetooth hearing aids are able to connect with:
- mp3 players
Think about how often you use each of these devices and you’ll see just how much easier Bluetooth hearing aids can make your life. Here are just a few examples of the difference Bluetooth hearing aids can make:
- Talking on your cell
Aside from the discomfort of having to hold a phone up against standard hearing aids, distracting whistling sounds can also result as these hearing aids struggle to deal with sounds from the phone’s receiver. Bluetooth hearing aids give you comfort and clarity, as you avoid any interference such as whistling.
- Watching shows on your TV
Sounds from the TV can often reverberate, which is why many hearing aid wearers find it is easier to watch TV wearing headphones. With Bluetooth hearing aids, you get to enjoy clear sounds as you watch your favorite show, without the discomfort of having to wear headphones.
- Listening to music on your cell or mp3 player
Once again, forget about wearing headphones with wires that get tangled up or earbuds that keep shifting about. Instead, you can stream those tunes directly into your Bluetooth hearing aids.
With each of these examples, you can focus on the sounds you want to hear, as your Bluetooth hearing aids tune out background noise in favor of the signals coming from your Bluetooth-enabled device. What’s more, when connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can easily and discreetly adjust the settings on your hearing aids using your hearing aid app.
So if you’re liking the sound of Bluetooth hearing aids, you’re probably wondering which ones to get. In our professional opinion, there really is only one choice when it comes to Bluetooth hearing aids.
ReSound Linx Quattro
These Bluetooth hearing aids are the most advanced ones on the market today. They directly connect to any smartphone and offer audio streaming from Bluetooth-enabled devices with next to no lag time. ReSound Linx Quattro hearing aids are packed full of features to enhance your hearing experience and your lifestyle.
If you want to find out more about Bluetooth hearing aids or to request a demo, get in touch with Cornerstone Audiology who have offices in Lubbock, as well as Big Spring and Snyder, Texas. Click here to find your nearest location.
Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas’ most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.