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There’s a very good chance that your current hearing aid offers Bluetooth technology, especially if you bought it recently. Although Bluetooth was initially created for use with cell phones, its uses have grown to include computers, home phones and televisions. Hearing aids with Bluetooth give you brand new ways to use and manage these devices, which makes them more convenient and flexible, and giving you an enhanced sound experience.

Nearly all hearing aids use a tiny, user friendly external device to control their Bluetooth features. These devices are generally worn around the neck or kept in a pocket. The controller’s job is to receive signals from other Bluetooth-enabled devices and transmit them wirelessly to your hearing aids. This allows you to hear your television, phone, or other Bluetooth-compatible device without having to turn the volume up. You can also use Bluetooth to listen to phone conversations in both ears, which makes it even easier to understand.

Your Bluetooth controller will be designed for easy use. Most controllers pick up on Bluetooth signals at the push of a button. For instance, if you want to listen to your phone through your hearing aid, simply press the phone button to access it. Many manufacturers include other functions in these controllers, letting you access many other features through this one device.

The additional comfort and safety that come with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be particularly significant for seniors with limited mobility. Some of the latest models allow the wearer to place phone calls up to 30 feet away from the phone, allowing for easy communication without having to go to the phone. In an emergency situation, this feature could be lifesaving.

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid offer you a quality listening experience that is difficult or impossible to replicate using any other technology solution. This straightforward technology solution can dramatically improve your ability to hear, allowing you to appreciate encounters that may have once been out of reach.