Posted on: September 28, 2017
Everywhere you look we seem to be going wireless: from phones, to computers, even everyday appliances. Hearing aids are no exception. But, what does this mean and how does it benefit you?
A wireless set of hearing aids can communicate with each other. This means that if one hearing aid adjusts itself because there is a lot of background noise, it will “tell” the other hearing aid what it’s doing so that hearing aid can adjust itself accordingly. Having the hearing aids work together in this way leads to more precise adjustments and better hearing. Another benefit is that a button on one hearing aid can be used to change the volume on both, instead of having to change the volume on each hearing aid independently. With wireless technology a remote control can also be used to adjust the hearing aids simultaneously.
Wireless technology allows your hearing aids to stream sound from other wireless devices like phones, televisions, and computers. For example, if you have a Bluetooth compatible phone, a simple streamer worn around your neck will send calls directly to your hearing aids. With this setup up you can have a hands free conversation, amplified through your hearing aids. Some of the newest models don’t even require the streamer, with the signal transmitted directly from the phone to your hearing aids.
Some wireless hearing aid models can also be connected to your TV or computer via an intermediary device, which then sends the sound directly to your hearing aids, just like wearing a wireless headset. This is a great solution if your friends and family have mentioned that the TV is too loud. They can listen at a level that is comfortable for them, while you can hear the audio amplified through your hearing aids.
With your hearing aids connected to your phone or computer you can essentially stream any audio, from music to your favorite shows or audiobooks. This works well for tinnitus relief as you could stream music, nature, or other sounds to mask your tinnitus.
For more information on wireless options please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at:
Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004
Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327