Remember the days of removing your hearing aids to listen to music through headphones or holding your phone in an odd position to hear the person on the other end of the line? With Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, those annoyances can be a thing of the past. Learn more about the benefits of Bluetooth hearing aids and how to connect them to other devices.
If your first question is, “What is Bluetooth, and what does it do?” You’re not alone. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that connects two devices without a physical link, like a cord. You might connect your phone to your car’s audio system or your computer mouse wirelessly to your computer—that’s Bluetooth technology in action.
When connected, Bluetooth hearing aids and Bluetooth-enabled devices (such as cell phones, TVs and laptops) exchange radio waves to transmit audio—whether it’s music, movies or phone calls—wirelessly.
One of the main benefits of Bluetooth hearing aids is that you don’t have to remove them to answer phone calls or listen to music. Additionally, you can:
The steps below outline how to connect hearing aids to Bluetooth. The specific device you’re trying to connect to might have different instructions, so it’s a good idea to check the manual if you’re having trouble.
From mobile phones to TVs, you can connect your Bluetooth listening device to a range of other Bluetooth-enabled gadgets. Read on for guidance on pairing to specific devices.
For additional questions on how to connect hearing aids to Bluetooth on an iPhone, your hearing care professional or hearing aid manual can help.
If you want to learn how to connect hearing aids to Bluetooth on Android, try these steps.
One of the first things that many hearing aid users want to know is how to connect hearing aids to TV via Bluetooth:
You might also consider installing a TV streamer, which streams the audio from your TV directly to your hearing aids.
Whether you’re trying to connect Bluetooth hearing aids to a PC or a Mac, the experience should be similar.