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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 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 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. 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 suggestions, they connect to Bluetooth wireless technology. Using Bluetooth, you can stream calls and audio from your smartphone to your ReSound Bluetooth hearing aids.

There are Bluetooth hearing aids that will stream from both Apple and Android devices.

If you do not have a smartphone, ReSound has wireless accessories that can act as the link between your hearing aids and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as your TV.

With Bluetooth hearing aids, you can stream sound from virtually any audio source for a customized and convenient listening experience.

Bluetooth hearing aids by ReSound 
 Find a digital Bluetooth hearing aid to suit you and your lifestyle.
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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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 apps
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 Nexia, ReSound OMNIA, Customs by ReSound, ReSound ONE, 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 and you’re ready to go.

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 an Apple device such as an iPhone® or iPad® or an Android smartphone to ReSound hearing aids. With the ReSound Relief app you can create your ideal routine. 

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 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 favorite 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 personalization, so you can shape and optimize 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 favorite 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 Nexia, 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.
Bluetooth hearing aid testimonials 
The best seal of approval is from people who have experienced the benefits of Bluetooth hearing aids. 
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.