Benefits of Bluetooth hearing aids for phone calls
The Bluetooth hearing aid enables the wearer to have a crystal clear phone conversation. The call is processed directly from the smartphone through the Bluetooth hearing aid into the wearer’s ear canal.
Like traditional hearing aids which are programmed by a hearing specialist, a Bluetooth hearing aid requires the same process via matching the frequency losses detected in a hearing test and then amplifying those frequencies that are lower, within the hearing aids programming. This in turn allows the hearing aid wearer to hear; of course this is a basic explanation, however you get the idea! A Bluetooth hearing aid carries the same audiological features found in modern hearing aid technology, however they extend these features to include the added benefit of Bluetooth connected calls. Simply speaking a Bluetooth hearing aid broadens the communication abilities of a person with hearing loss.
Additionally, the hearing aid will also focus on specific sounds and eliminate any interfering noise from the environment through many noise cancelling methods. It’s also important to clarify that there are many Bluetooth style technologies under the Bluetooth banner and some brands of Bluetooth hearing aids may differ slightly in their physical delivery of sound to the Bluetooth hearing aid wearer. A larger choice and added explanation of the benefits of specific brands over another is where a hearing specialist makes the process more streamline and easy for the potential wearer. A hearing specialist will outline the differences between the brands and the advantages and disadvantages of the Bluetooth technology of the brand they sell. At EarDeals our hearing specialist will outline these differences between the four brands we sell with Bluetooth technology.
At EarDeals this point alone is why we recommend each client has a free 30-day trial of any hearing aid they choose. The aim is to provide individuals with hearing loss the option of test driving many different brands. This provides the wearer with a better understanding of how a device is best suited to their lifestyle, personal preferences and hearing loss. Unfortunately, in Australia, many clinics only stock one brand and this limits your ability to try different options under one roof with an easy comparison. Hence why many people with hearing loss are often pressured to purchase hearing aids in Australia as companies only have one brand they can recommend. Ultimately these retailers fear a loss of sale if the wearer is to walk because they are only supplied one brand option and are not happy with the device’s performance.
At the end of the day a hearing aid is to improve the quality of life for a person living with hearing loss. If this person is going to spend a considered amount of money on their ability to hear, why wouldn’t they shop around on product features as much as price?
When you compare a hearing aid purchase to those of significant value such as a house or car, you’re expected to walk through the potential new home or drive a number of car options. Well a hearing aid should be no different as they all work in different ways!