About Hearing Aid Connectivity: Using Your Hearing Aid with Other Devices

Current technology allows many hearing aids to connect with other electronic devices in a smooth integration via portals such as Bluetooth or FM radio, including:

  • Televisions
  • Landline Telephones
  • Mobile Telephones
  • Computers
  • MP3 Players
  • Stereos
  • Microphones
  • Room loops

Benefits of using these devices in conjunction with your hearing aid include:

  • Hands-free telephone conversations
  • Easy transition between devices or media players
  • Volume control
  • Elimination of background noise
  • Enhanced communication
  • Concentrated sound

Some of these devices will connect directly to your hearing aid, while others require adaptors or receivers to create the link. The reason many of these devices improve interactions comes from their ability to feed the sound directly from the originating media source into the hearing aid, rather than the hearing aid capturing the device’s sound along with everything else happening in the room. Ask your audiologist for the options that sync with your hearing device.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013