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Should You Get Bluetooth Hearing Aids?

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There are plenty of hearing aids out there on the market today so it makes sense that it would be confusing to choose a specific brand. Your audiologist will be able to talk to you about the different types of hearing aids out there, but one thing that they will tell you is the features you should consider! One of the best features that you should consider for your new hearing aids is Bluetooth. If there has been one development in hearing technology that's worth it, it's upgrading it for Bluetooth connectivity. So many people find Bluetooth hearing aids excellent for their day to day life. Here is some general information you might find worthwhile.

What are Bluetooth hearing aids?

You may already know that Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows your devices to remotely connect to other devices. For example, your Bluetooth hearing aids can connect to your smartphone, to your car and to the Wi-Fi in shopping malls. When your hearing aids are Bluetooth-enabled, you will find that you are better able to manage your day-to-day life. They've been around for a few years now, and technology companies everywhere are really embracing the trends. Apple has previously created connections that ensure that your hearing aids can work with any device you like, especially one that's running the iOS systems.

Bluetooth hearing aid pros

There are plenty of advantages for choosing Bluetooth hearing aids, and some of the pros include:

  • You can take calls directly through your hearing aids whenever you get one, it will signal in your ear so that you can answer the phone.
  • Connect your hearing aids to your television easily with Bluetooth hearing aids, and you will be able to hear the TV properly without having to adjust the volume whenever you can't hear something.
  • You don't have to fight with the rest of the people in the house about the volume of the television because it's right in the ear.
  • You can connect your hearing aids to your laptop and hear lectures or training videos through your laptop. You can even conduct Skype chats on your computer while being able to hear your conversations.
  • You can control the volume of your hearing aids with a separate remote, too, without having to worry about outside speakers.

Bluetooth hearing aid issues

There are some people out there who choose not to get Bluetooth hearing aids, and while they are great to make life easier, it's not for everyone. If you are someone who wouldn't want to deal with additional technology, then they may not be for you. Bluetooth hearing aids do require you to have a streaming device – like a little remote that you can keep on you at all times while you are using your hearing aids.

Your audiologist will work with you to find the right hearing aid for your specific needs. Ensuring you benefit from this technology for years to come.