Bluetooth technology has been around for quite some time since around 1998. Bluetooth compatible hearing aids too – since around 2004.
How has it developed since then?
Firstly, most (if not all) smartphones these days are compatible to one or more hearing aid brand on the market. This is fantastic news because bluetooth compatible hearing aids can make your life MUCH easier – and in some cases even offer you functionality that you did not know you needed or wanted!
Bluetooth compatible hearing aids can offer you some of the following functionality:
Audio streaming from your mobile device (Phonecalls / Music / Youtube / WhatsApp voicenotes) directly into the hearing aids – giving you a much more
audible, clear and quality audio signal.
Audio streaming from your TV or computer – A clear and audible signal from your TV and computer into your hearing aids!
Remote control functionality from a tailor made app for your instruments. You can personalise your listening experience by adjusting the volume, program settings, focus area of your hearing aids.
Monitoring of battery level – Check your hearing aids battery level from your phone
Remote hearing aid adjustments – With certain brands full remote hearing aid adjustments are available in the comfort of your own home – you simply need an internet connection! No more driving around to our practice for adjustments and fine tuning!
With a variety of hearing aid brands on the market as well as a variety of smartphones on the market, keeping up with what’s compatible with what and which has which compatibility features can be quite a task. Rest assured, we have your back – WE KNOW!
Contact us if you need any information in your hearing device compatibility or advice about which hearing aid will work for you!