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What is a Bluetooth Hearing Aid?

By Melissa Carnes Rose, Au.D. March 15, 2016
What is a Bluetooth Hearing Aid? - Nardelli Audiology Blog

You can blame a king in Denmark, Harald Bluetooth, for the silly name. More than a thousand years ago, he united warring Danish tribes into a single kingdom. The same is said of Bluetooth technology, which unites communication protocols, uniting them into one universal standard. It is the wireless protocol that allows diverse devices to talk to each other. It wirelessly connects all sorts of electronic devices including televisions, personal computers and music players like mp3 and iPods by transmitting a detailed set of operating instructions from one electronic component to another. Bluetooth was originally developed for use with mobile phones, enabling people to speak hands free. Remember the first time you saw someone talking rather loudly to themselves and how you wondered what that large device was sticking out of their ear.

Bluetooth is the latest advancement in the field of communication technology. You will never have to struggle again while trying to listen to your phone or television. For hearing aid users, the major advantage is the distortion free access it can provide to cell phone communications. The hands free conversation is a major convenience. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to take advantage of this incredible technology. Think of Bluetooth technology as an, easy, fast and safe way for data transfer. A Bluetooth device operates in the radio frequency range, with a typical range of 2.4 GHz and the short distance, connection range is at 100 meters. The sound signal is sent to both hearing aids and the hearing aid microphones and can be adjusted to control the external noise levels. If you're the type of person who loves detailed information, your hearing instrument specialist can give you all the specifics.

With so many to choose from, the only way to find out which options are best for you, is to go for a test drive with your hearing specialist.

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