What are Bluetooth hearing aids?

Digital hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity for streaming.

Bulky analog hearing devices are a thing of the past. The latest hearing aids are discreet, smart, wireless and come with great Bluetooth capabilities. They enable you to connect with your compatible Apple® or AndroidTM devices and other wireless accessories. Discover what’s new in Bluetooth hearing aids and why a Bluetooth digital hearing aid could be right for you. 

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a type of technology based on radio waves that is used all over the world. It enables two or more devices to connect wirelessly (invisibly, without cables). They generally have a range of around 30 feet. For instance, this could be your iPhone® ‘talking’ to your iPad, which then ‘talks’ to your Apple TV. ‘Talking’ in these examples could be sharing audio, videos or other types of media and data. This is called streaming. You could also use a Bluetooth connection to send an address from the contacts in your smartphone to the GPS in your car. 


There are Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, TVs, computers, tablets and music systems. You probably have all or many of these devices in your home. Well, Bluetooth comes in hearing aids too. Having a Bluetooth hearing aid might help you connect with your friends, family, colleagues, and the world in greater ways.

How Bluetooth hearing aids work

Bluetooth hearing aids do exactly what the name suggests, they connect to Bluetooth wireless technology. Using the Bluetooth frequency, you can stream calls and audio from your smartphone to your Bluetooth hearing aids. You could also stream music from your iPad® or iPod® touch to your hearing aids.
There are Bluetooth hearing aids for iPhones and other compatible Apple devices that are called Made for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (MFi) hearing aids. They use Bluetooth wireless connectivity to link directly to iPhones and other devices on the iOS platform, such as iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch®. 
There are also Bluetooth hearing aids for Android. The hearing aids connect to the Bluetooth frequency to pair up with Android devices, either directly or via a wireless streamer. 
Streamers are smart and discreet accessories. They provide the communication link between the wireless technology in the hearing aids and the Bluetooth-enabled devices, which can be multiple devices at once, including your TV.
With Bluetooth-connected hearing aids you can stream sound from virtually any audio source for a customised and convenient listening experience. 

Bluetooth hearing aids by ReSound 

 Find a digital Bluetooth hearing aid to suit you and your lifestyle.

ReSound LiNX Quattro
Meet our latest Bluetooth hearing aid. It offers brilliant sound experience is rechargeable and comes with a stylish, portable case for storing and charging. Simply place  the hearing aids into the case to charge them. 
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ReSound LiNX 3D
Choose from a full range of Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids in different sizes and a variety of colours. We offer behind-the-ear styles, receiver-in-the-ear styles and almost invisible custom-made styles. All offer a superior listening experience. 
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ReSound ENZO 3D
Experience crisp, clear sound quality from every direction with super-power hearing aids for severe-to-profound hearing loss. 
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Find your local hearing care professional

If you are considering a Bluetooth hearing aid, the natural next move is to see a hearing care professional. They will be able to identify the hearing aids that match your hearing loss and lifestyle requirements, and show you how to get the best experience while wearing them.  
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Test your hearing

If you can’t wait to see a hearing care professional, you can start by taking our online hearing test today. 
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Bluetooth hearing aid benefits

Bluetooth hearing aids are so convenient because they are ultra-discreet. If you want to adjust the volume or change sound settings to suit your location, you can just tap your smartphone’s screen to make the changes, instead of having to physically touch your ears.

Stream to your TV
With a Bluetooth TV streamer, your hearing aids become wireless headphones. Stream rich stereo sound from your TV, computer or music system to your ears. You control the volume.
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Stream to your phone
A phone clip lets you stream calls or audio from your Bluetooth-enabled phone to Bluetooth hearing aids. Good for avoiding lost-in-translation moments when talking or listening outside on the go. 
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Cut the noise 
A smart mic accessory for Bluetooth hearing aids can enhance and extend your listening range. Hear crystal clear conversations, at the end of the table or from the other side of the room. 
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You are in control
Discreetly adjust the volume, change programs or switch to one of your streaming accessories with a remote control for your Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids. You are the navigator.  
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Use Bluetooth hearing aid apps with Apple or Android

Personalise your hearing experience when connecting to these popular devices.

ReSound Smart 3D app
This app for iOS and Android™ devices works seamlessly with our latest ReSound hearing aids, such as ReSound LiNX Quattro, ReSound LiNX 3D, and ReSound ENZO 3D. You can use it to adjust the sound settings or request a remote fine-tuning for your hearing aids, plus much more. Download the app, turn on Bluetooth, and you’re ready to go.
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ReSound Smart app
If you have ReSound LiNX², ReSound ENZO², ReSound LiNX, ReSound ENZO or ReSound Up Smart hearing aids, then this app is a must-have. Use it to create and save your favourite sound settings to tailor your hearing and audio to the different environments of your lifestyle. Download the app to compatible Apple devices, such as iPhone and iPad, as well as different Android™ devices.
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ReSound Relief app
Many people worldwide struggle with tinnitus. Are you one of them? If so, this app will help you relieve and manage the symptoms of tinnitus by focusing on your personal needs. Stream sound therapy, relaxing exercises, meditation, and guidance via a compatible Apple device such as an iPhone or iPad or an Android smartphone to ReSound Bluetooth hearing aids. You can create your ideal routine.  
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ReSound Control app
This is a handy app for ReSound Enya, ReSound Verso, and ReSound Alera hearing aids. It works with all Bluetooth enabled phones. You can discreetly adjust the volume or change sound settings with a few scrolling movements on your phone’s screen, without touching your ears. You may need the ReSound Phone Clip+ accessory to connect to your Bluetooth hearing aids.   
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Choosing the best Bluetooth hearing aids

Finding the best Bluetooth hearing aids for you is like choosing your preferred smartphone. It’s personal. A hearing care professional can help you find the right Bluetooth hearing aids for you and show you how to pair them with your Apple iPhone or Android phone – and other devices.     
It is best to have a checklist of features that matters to you and will bring you the greatest benefits, day to day. We recommend that a best-in-class Bluetooth hearing aid should have:

  • Brilliant sound experience that adapts with you and your lifestyle
    Investing in brilliant sound capabilities will make audio and speech crystal clear in every environment and from every direction, while filtering annoying background noises. 
  • Impressive streaming options from your favourite devices to hearing aids via Bluetooth
    Being able to stream will enrich your lifestyle with convenience and connectivity, whether you are relaxing at home, travelling or enjoying life in the city or the countryside.   
  • Intuitive and discreet wireless accessories and apps
    They bring the possibility of true personalisation, so you can shape and optimise the sound experience to match you and your life. You know what you like, so you set the parameters. 
  • Long-lasting power and easy recharging so your hearing aids work and sleep when you do
    You don’t want your hearing aids losing power in the middle of your favourite activity. Choose a hearing aid that powers up and stays alert and in tune with your stamina and schedule.

The best Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids feature all these elements. They can make you feel that you are wearing headphones instead of hearing aids, and they become one of your essential smart accessories. Also, a hearing aid is an investment in your life and happiness and everyone deserves the best hearing experience. 

Disadvantages of Bluetooth hearing aids

There are other factors to consider when buying Bluetooth hearing aids. Hearing aid battery power can drain faster when Bluetooth is enabled, but there are workarounds.

Low power-consuming hearing aids on the market offer the high-level of performance and connectivity a busy person needs, without draining the hearing aid battery, and they can be recharged easily.

Rechargeable hearing aids, such as ReSound LiNX Quattro, are a good example. They are small and come with an expertly designed, stylish and transportable charging case – simply drop the hearing aids in for charging. You also have the option of hearing aids that use replaceable batteries. 

Take the next step with a professional

Now that you have done your research, a hearing care professional in your area can help you find the right Bluetooth hearing aids for you. They will be happy to hear from you.
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Where to buy Bluetooth hearing aids 

You are unique and so is your hearing and hearing experience. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid prices vary along with the features, so an expert opinion at this stage can be helpful. For the next step, we recommend booking an appointment with a hearing care professional. They can help you shortlist the Bluetooth hearing aid options that are best for you and get on the way to better hearing as soon as possible.
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