Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Wireless technology took a big leap with the creation of Bluetooth. It was an improved way to transmit short wireless bursts without massive interference. With two compatible devices, pairing is seamless and stays stored in memory. The ease of use with Bluetooth technology made it a natural pro for hearing aid devices. There are multiple ways to take advantage of the feature, but it all starts by getting hearing aids that are Bluetooth compatible. Total Hearing Care can help patients go through the process of choosing the right device. The process can take place in an office setting, or in the patient’s home. Information regarding Bluetooth enabled hearing aids is included with one of the many in home services provided by Total Hearing Care.
Why should patients choose Bluetooth hearing aids?
To uncomplicated the use of devices with a hearing aid, Bluetooth is the top option. It’s easy to pair, and once paired it never needs to go through that process again. It is the best way to get wireless features going without diving into advanced setup options. Users with no technical experience can setup Bluetooth pairings within seconds. Sound quality also suffers no loss, and there are no issues with static or bad feedback. The catalog of products that use Bluetooth continues to grow every day. While some older telecoil technology is still usable, Bluetooth has officially become the de facto standard for hearing aid wireless usage. There is no way to add Bluetooth to a hearing aid that doesn’t already have the feature. Choosing a hearing aid that supports Bluetooth future-proofs the device and gets rid of unnecessary upgrades.
What are the drawbacks?
For users that have never operated a Bluetooth device, first-time impressions may scare them off. The learning curve is short to get both devices paired, so it’s the little things that will shape a user’s experience. Some brands have included the option to use their personalized apps to control key features of the technology. That means it is up to the user to not only have a compatible iOS or Android product, but to also meet the specifications for current OS version. Major hearing aid brands provide a lot of legacy support for devices that are old. Users that are on older unsupported smartphones will miss out on vital features if they can’t use the app.