11 Sep Back to Basics: Bluetooth Compatibility with TV, iPad, music players, etc
What is it and what are the benefits to the user?
In our previous post, we discussed how wireless connectivity can be used to deliver a good quality, hands free, telephone experience. However, wireless connectivity can actually be used to connect many different devices directly to your hearing aids! In fact, anything with bluetooth can be used wirelessly, and many devices can be hardwired into the streaming device.
- Television: the streamer and hearing aids can be paired to send the tv sound directly to your hearing aids. This can be done directly if your television has a bluetooth signal, or by the use of a tv adaptor. The benefits of TV streaming are much better sound quality, because the sound is delivered directly to your ears (rather than passing through an entire tv room before reaching your ears), as well as the ability to control your own volume independently from any other listeners in the room.
- MP3 players/ipods: use your streaming device to turn your hearing aids into music headphones! With the help of the streamer, we can send the sound wirelessly to your ears so you don’t have to wear earphones/headphones. A very nice benefit to this is that even with music streaming, the hearing aid microphones will still be on, ensuring you can hear your surroundings.
- Tablets: if you have a tablet, we can set the tablet up to communicate with the hearing aids by way of the streamer. This means that your skype conversation, television show, or game sounds will go directly to your ears.