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Advantages of Bluetooth Technology

Bluetooth Hearing Aid

If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, then the next step is always going to be getting the treatment that you need. There is only one real treatment option available. Your audiologist will discuss with you the possibility of hearing aids as soon as you get your diagnosis. Hearing aids ensure that you do get the same quality of life, despite the issues that can come with losing this particular sense. With hearing aids, you will be able to hold a conversation effectively. You will also be able to make sure that you don’t struggle to hear electronics like televisions or radios that you regularly enjoy. Of course, that’s now even easier thanks to the massive developments in terms of Bluetooth technology. Hearing aids are now often equipped with this feature, providing great benefits to users.

What is Bluetooth technology?

Simply put, Bluetooth technology is a way of connecting one device with another. By doing this it’s possible to transfer different types of information. In the case of hearing aids, Bluetooth can be used to transfer sound data straight to your device from another source. The source could be anything from your computer to your phone or your TV. Now let’s look at some of the advantages and a couple of disadvantages that this technology brings for hearing aids.

Completely flexible

The most significant advantage of this type of technology but your audiologist will be happy to explain this in more detail. You can use your hearing aids to connect to any other Bluetooth supported device. This includes your laptop, surround sound system, TV or any other compatible device. Even vehicles these days tend to have Bluetooth support and it’s honestly harder to find a piece of technology that doesn’t have it.

Clear sound

Another big benefit of this technology is that it will provide a very clear sound straight to your device. This is great if you need to concentrate on audio or you want the best experience possible. It means that you won’t have to play with the settings on your hearing aid to focus on the TV rather than the people around you who might be talking. Instead, you just have to turn on your Bluetooth, connect to your device, and you are good to go. Users do find that they can hear technology devices a lot better when using this feature. It also means that it can operate as basically a handsfree. You can use it to talk on the phone without holding the device up to your ear.

Works with others

You might be worried that if you connect to a device using your Bluetooth hearing aids, other people won’t be able to listen anymore. This could be a problem if you are watching TV with your family. The good news is that this isn’t the case at all. Instead, it’s possible for you to use your Bluetooth support while the rest of your family to listen to the same device normally. As such, you can still engage in social activities while getting the benefits you need from the tech.

Reliability

As with any technology, Bluetooth can be a little temperamental, which can be frustrating if you're not comfortable with electronics. While it doesn’t need to be connected to the internet, there are a lot of factors that can impact the support that this technology provides. It's also important to understand the range of your devices. This can depend strongly on what type of hearing aid you have and the technology you are attempting to connect to.

Battery life

One of the few issues with Bluetooth technology is related to battery life. Unfortunately, it’s fair to say that when you do use Bluetooth, your hearing aids are going to deplete a lot faster than before. This is just simply a matter of a higher power level being needed. It’s true on any device too whether you are using a chargeable option or batteries that need replacing. You’re going to find that you need more charges and ultimately more batteries as well, making this a less-than-ideal feature if you have dexterity issues or do not want to be consistently changing batteries. You can talk to your audiologist about this feature and whether you would benefit significantly from a device with this connectivity.

We hope you find this beneficial and look forward to helping you get the right hearing aids for you. To learn more about Arkansas Professional Hearing Care get in touch now at 501-614-7904.