Linking a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or home telephone to your hearing aids or linking the audio outlets out of your TV or some other audio gadget to your hearing aids gives you a benefit of using those hands free.
To enable wireless Bluetooth connection with your hearing aids, they have to possess the wireless features built into them. This kind of features can’t be put into your hearing aids later on. Normally your more advanced aids have them already, even though they are becoming available in several mid priced versions now as well.
After that, you’ll need a communication gadget which functions as the link between your hearing aids and the gadget you wish to connect to. Normally, this is in the form of a little discrete container which is put on around your neck on a neck hook. This gadget transmits wirelessly to the hearing aids via this hook, using an inductive cycle or some other appropriate transmission method, other than Bluetooth. It then employs Bluetooth to broadcast and receive signals from the gadget you wish to connect with, for instance a cell phone.
There are 2 methods to connect to the gadgets. One is where you’ll need a 2 way connection such as hooking up to a cell phone. The other is where you are simply receiving a transmission but not sending a signal back, for instance if listening to the TV.
For a 2 way transmitting, the neck worn connection gadget has an integrated microphone that collects your voice for transmitting. The hearing aids are usually hard-wired to link up with the neck worn connection gadget. And then this gadget is combined with the end system such as the mobile phone, which you can use by yourself. Once the units are paired, typically they will not need a pairing once again. If you have all the gadgets paired and linked, the process of using a mobile phone or Bluetooth home telephone will bring so much more comfort to your life.