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Bluetooth: The Wires You Have When You Haven’t Got Wires

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If you haven’t bought  new hearing aids in recent years then you may be missing out on the benefits of Bluetooth technology in the latest models.

Bluetooth offers the hearing impaired a range of benefits including access to music players and radio, while making mobile phones a lot easier to use.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Bluetooth but never really understood what it is or what it can do for you?

In simple terms Bluetooth is a wireless communication system that allows data to be transferred between electronic devices without wires. It uses high-frequency radio waves to securely transmit data without interference. It’s used in mobile phones, music players, computers, tablets, televisions, and yes, hearing aids.

Bluetooth compatible hearing aids use a streamer to communicate between the hearing aids and the Bluetooth device, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.

Phonak call their streamer device a ComPilot. Using one is like plugging your hearing aids into your phone or MP3 player directly, without the plugs or wires. In fact you can think of it as a set of invisible wires.

What you get is wonderfully clear mobile phone calls channeled straight to your hearing aids without distracting outside noise, or that struggle to get your phone in exactly the right spot for your hearing aids. At the same time you talk into the streamer hands-free, with a microphone in the streamer picking up your voice and transmitting it to your mobile phone.

But it also offers other benefits such as remote volume control for your hearing aids and a wireless connection to MP3 players.

For once the hearing impaired have an advantage over those with normal hearing, with their hearing aids working as a pair of wireless earbuds.

Anyone who’s used them while cycling or jogging can tell you about the freedom of music on the go without those annoying wires getting in the way.

If you think a set of Bluetooth enabled hearing aids would make your life easier, you’re right, so phone us today for an obligation free chat.

Written By Mark Schneider