Q: I keep hearing about Bluetooth hearing aids. What exactly does a Bluetooth hearing aid do?
A: Bluetooth is a wireless technology used in various electronic products that has become very popular in wireless cell phones. When people talk about “Bluetooth hearing aids”, they’re probably referring to wireless hearing aids in general, of which some use Bluetooth, while others use other technologies, such as 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz technology.
A wireless hearing aid has the ability to communicate with other electronic devices or accessories. For example, many wireless hearing aids can be used as wireless headphones. Some can stream the sound from your television, across the room, directly into your ears. Some can be controlled using a remote control. And yes, some can communicate with your cellphone – taking the place of a typical Bluetooth earpiece. Wireless hearing aids have revolutionized the hearing industry by greatly improving communication in some traditionally, very difficult listening situations.
If you’d like to experience wireless hearing for yourself, give Cyndy a call at 410-569-5999, and ask for a free wireless hearing aid demonstration.
Answered by Dr. Matt Perry, Au.D. – audiologist and owner of Harmony Hearing & Audiology, located in Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air S Pkwy, Ste. 1411, Bel Air, MD 21015 – (410)569-5999