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If you’ve bought a new hearing aid in the last couple of years, there is a chance that it is equipped with Bluetooth functionality. Bluetooth is most commonly associated with hands-free cellular phone use, but it is also commonly used in mp3 players, computers, televisions and home phones. If your hearing aid features Bluetooth, you are able to interact with these products in novel and practical ways, providing greater enjoyment and a better sound experience.

A hearing aid’s Bluetooth capabilities are typically accessed by a standalone device which is both compact and simple to operate. This control might be placed around the neck or carried in your pocket. The controller’s role is to receive signals from other Bluetooth-enabled devices and transmit them wirelessly to your hearing aids. That means no more needing to increase the volume on your television, cellphone or other Bluetooth-compatible devices, because you can have the sound signals sent directly to your hearing aids. Among the best features of having hearing aids that can receive Bluetooth signals is that you can listen to telephone conversations in both ears, which makes it that much easier to hear your caller.

Controllers for Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids are made to be simple to use. In many cases all you will need to do is push a button that is assigned to the device you wish to listen to. For example, if you want to listen to your telephone through your hearing aid, simply push the phone button to access it. Your hearing aid manufacturer may have incorporated other functions with this device, making it easy to use other benefits with one controller.

Hearing aids with a Bluetooth feature can help keep seniors with mobility issues safe and comfortable. More recent designs allow you to be up to thirty feet away from your telephone when making a call, allowing you to get in touch with your loved ones without having to leave your chair. In an emergency situation, this feature could be lifesaving.

You can enjoy a clear, clean listening experience with your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid that you may not be able to have any other way. This user friendly technology can drastically improve your hearing, allowing you to enjoy encounters that may have once been unrealistic.