Hearing aids with bluetooth enable users to connect to other devices, allowing them to listen to and enjoy quality sounds even when the hearing aids are not attached to the devices.
Technological advancements have revolutionized the functionality, performance, and design of hearing aids. Today, people with a hearing impairment can readily access small, minimalistic hearing devices hassle-free. The introduction of hearing devices with Bluetooth has made their lives even better. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids help users connect to various devices surrounding them without the need to set up a physical connection.
Challenges of Using Hearing Aids with Bluetooth
Even with the numerous problems that hearing aids with Bluetooth can solve, there are still a few challenges. There is a wide range of hearing devices in the market today, including streamers and intermediary devices. While all these devices are improving the hearing experience of Colorado Springs residents, they can sometimes be troublesome. The following are some of the challenges you can expect with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids:
The Bluetooth in the hearing aids comes at a cost; a higher price. Besides, some of them need you to use some sort of wire around your neck or keep the device you’re connecting to in your pocket. Unless you have insurance, then Bluetooth hearing aids may dent your savings account.
Limited Battery Life
Hearing aids with Bluetooth tend to drain batteries at a higher rate than other types of hearing devices. Apart from the fact that low battery alerts emit irritatingly persistent beeps, users have had to interrupt their conversations and phone calls to change the batteries.
Why People Need Bluetooth/Smartphone-Connected Hearing Aids
Bluetooth hearing devices can be connected to any Bluetooth-enabled device, including smartphones. There are many reasons why a Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid is a better choice for you, apart from its obvious purpose, which is to improve your hearing experience. Some of the benefits of using a Bluetooth-enabled device include:
Difficulties Following Conversations
People with impaired hearing can sometimes feel isolated when following a conversation. Sometimes even with quality hearing aids, they can miss the flow of the conversation and contribute something that is way out of topic. At times, they also have to point the streamer toward the sound’s direction to hear what’s being said better.
Locating Misplaced Hearing Aids
Your hearing aids are fundamental to you, and you need to access them at any time. You can, however, easily forget where you left them last! If you had connected your hearing aids to your smartphone, there is no need to worry. You can quickly find them, although you will need a companion app to do that. The app stores data that you can retrieve to find the last location after connecting wirelessly. The app also alerts you when you are zeroing in on your lost aids.
Translating Live Audio
For so long, people with impaired hearing had been marginalized when it came to live-audio streaming because they did have a translation tool. With Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, they can stream and translate their favorite podcasts or live shows to their native language through their hearing devices.
Watching Movies and Videos
Movies and videos deliver excellent entertainment and educative content. Luckily, most television sets, laptops, and smartphones have Bluetooth connectivity, allowing persons with hearing aids to connect and watch their favorite programs while listening to what is being said. With your hearing devices toggled on Bluetooth, you can listen to the audio stream. Moreover, the hearing aid can automatically switch to an intuitive streaming memory that stores and reproduces a sound quality that suits your hearing needs.
You can use your hearing aids even if the device you are connecting to is slightly far from you. You can still hear what is being said even when the two aids are separated (up to 30 meters). What makes this possible is the ability of the hearing devices to connect, hence working as one, rather than two separate devices.
Enhancing User Experience On Hearing Aids with Bluetooth
Bluetooth hearing aids have indeed unwrapped a world of opportunities to Colorado Springs residents with hearing problems. They’ve put near-total control of the hearing experience on the user’s palm. Nevertheless, nothing under the sun is perfect. Hearing aids might develop connectivity issues, resulting in bad user experience. Here’s how you can troubleshoot the devices to improve your experience.
Streamline Your Pairing
One common issue that can arise when using Bluetooth hearing aids is trouble connecting with other devices. A few people in Colorado Springs have complained about this. Thankfully, you can quickly restore smooth connectivity by:
- Ensuring that the Bluetooth feature is activated
- Moving closer to the source of sound
- Turning off your hearing devices and then connecting them again after a few minutes
- Checking if the device you are connecting to is in its “discovery” mode
Take Care of the Sound Interference
It is uncommon to hear stuttering audio, interference, or fading sound when using Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids unless the batteries are drained. If it is a pairing or hearing issue, check the batteries or invest in a new set of batteries. In case the problem persists, take the hearing aids to a hearing aid repair store.
How Hearing Aids Help People with Hearing Issues
Improved Quality of Sound
Bluetooth enabled hearing devices deliver better sound quality because they tend to have a more stable audio transmission. That alleviates the frequent feedback and whistling that people experience when using typical hearing aids. Besides, you can operate hands-free. When your phone rings, for example, your hearing aids will alert you. With a click of a single button on the device, you can pick up the call without handling the device.