Bluetooth & Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
While Bluetooth has existed for a relatively long time,
You can use Bluetooth to stream the audio from phone calls, music players or televisions directly to your hearing aids. This alone is a powerful tool for use throughout your day, but it’s not all.
Bluetooth connectivity also allows smart apps from your hearing aid manufacturer to connect directly with your hearing aids. This allows you to use apps to control the volume, programming, and other functionality of your hearing aids directly from your smartphone, rather than using a separate remote control. You can even use the apps for telehealth conferences, and we can even administer a hearing test and adjust the fitment of your hearing aids directly through the app! This is a powerful service that makes it easier to ensure that your hearing aids are giving you the amplification you require, ultimately improving their performance.
When you come in to see us for your hearing test appointment, talk to us about Bluetooth and we can answer any questions you have and help you determine if Bluetooth is an important feature for you.
Rechargeable vs Disposable Hearing Aid Batteries
Disposable Hearing Aid Batteries
Until recently, hearing aids have required small, disposable batteries that last in the range of a few days to a couple weeks, depending on a variety of factors. These batteries use a “zinc-air” technology that uses the air to activate them, and it is best to allow the battery to interact with the air for about one minute before you insert them in your hearing aids.
The hearing aids themselves incorporate a small battery compartment that has a door, where you insert and remove the batteries when necessary. The size of your hearing aids will determine which of four standard battery sizes you need to use.