Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing aid technology advances all the time and at SoniK Hearing Care Services, we like to stay at the forefront of hearing aid developments so that we can recommend our patients the best hearing aids that we can. Our audiologists are experts at understanding and utilizing the latest technologies so that we can make informed recommendations to all of our patients. By working together with SoniK Hearing Care Services, you’re guaranteed to get the latest options, not an outdated hearing aid that fails to meet your standards and needs.
Bluetooth hearing aids are the latest developments that can help you not only restore your hearing, but plug yourself into a huge number of choices when it comes to technological devices. Bluetooth headsets are becoming increasingly popular with smartphones, tablets and also laptops because it provides you with wireless listening that can easily switch between devices. However, in the past, this technology wasn’t available for hearing aid users because of the technology required that goes into the headsets.
Fortunately, technology has advanced significantly over the past few years, and SoniK Hearing Care Services now offers Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids that can connect to all of your favorite devices that support Bluetooth. In this article, we’re going to be explaining what Bluetooth is and why you should consider hearing aids with Bluetooth.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a type of wireless communication platform that allows for the transfer of data wirelessly between electronic devices. For instance, your phone could be a Bluetooth-enabled device that connects to your Bluetooth headphones. This means that sounds can be relayed between the two so that your Bluetooth headphones can receive calls and listen to all the sounds coming from your phone.
The technology uses radio waves at a high frequency to transmit data across a couple of meters, so there are limitations and it can be blocked by thick clothing, walls and other types of obstructions. Bluetooth technology is incredibly versatile and can do everything from transmitting sounds to data and even help you control certain devices.
Bluetooth hearing aids
Streamers are designed to provide a communication link between wireless-enabled technology in hearing aids with any Bluetooth-enabled device. Hearing aids equipped with wireless technology connect to a streamer and then allow you to more personally enjoy things like television and music at a volume appropriate for your hearing loss. This means rather than turning up the volumes on these devices and having family members complain they’re too loud, you’ll be able to adjust the volume to your needs through your hearing aids and compatible technologies.
This wireless feature may also be used to connect your hearing aids to cellphones, tablets and mp3 players, depending on the devices you have. Talk more with your audiologist about how you can benefit from Bluetooth technology.
Letting your audiologist know
If you intend to use Bluetooth devices, then it’s a good idea to let your audiologist know about it so that they can help you pick a good set of hearing aids for your needs. Wireless technology is everywhere and audiologists understand that many people want to tap into the many useful features that smartphones, tablets and laptops give us.
Your audiologist will help you choose the right hearing aids to use together with a steamer so that any Bluetooth-enabled device can stream sounds directly to your hearing aids. There are plenty of benefits to this, such as being able to use the Bluetooth features on your musical devices, or even being able to take calls wirelessly with your phone at home. While there are some limitations, such as not being able to use the system if you don’t have your streamer close, it’s still a fantastic way to take advantage of the Bluetooth features that we find in a lot of electronic devices today.
If you’re interested in Bluetooth hearing technologies, speak to one of our audiologists for more information and they will be more than happy to answer any questions or show you how the system works in greater detail.
At SoniK Hearing Care Services, we stay at the forefront of hearing aid innovations and Bluetooth technology is just one of many advances that we can expect in the future. If you’re like to book an appointment or just want to get in touch for more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at (312) 346-1136. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have or help you with any concerns that you could be experiencing.
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