In recent years, hearing aid technology has evolved significantly, offering a wide range of features to enhance the lives of individuals with hearing loss. One such remarkable advancement is the introduction of hearing aids that connect to Bluetooth. This innovative feature allows you to stream sound directly to hearing aids from various Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, television, and many other audio accessories. Bluetooth hearing aids such as the Genesis AI can provide a highly personalized listening experience with improved communication, accessibility, and convenience. 

In this guide, we will explore the world of Bluetooth hearing aids and look at some of the many ways these cutting-edge devices can enhance not only your hearing, but your quality of life as well. 

How Does Bluetooth Work with Hearing Aids?

A mature man with hearing loss adjusts settings for his BTE Bluetooth hearing aid via his smartphone app.

Bluetooth technology is a short-range wireless tool that allows devices to connect to each other without the need for wires or cables. Bluetooth can be used in many ways including making phone calls on your smartphone, streaming audio entertainment, and more. Bluetooth hearing aids use this technology to establish a direct link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even smart TVs. The hearing aids receive audio signals from these devices, process the sound, and deliver it directly into your ear. 

9 Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids 

Bluetooth hearing aids have emerged as a game-changing solution for individuals with hearing loss. Hearing aids with Bluetooth can not only enhance your hearing clarity, but also aid in daily interactions, communication, and even leisure pursuits, enabling many people to enjoy a more active and independent lifestyle. Read on to learn more about Bluetooth hearing aids and explore the array of advantages they can provide. 

1. Wireless Connectivity 

Hearing aids with Bluetooth are equipped with the ability to connect wirelessly to a wide range of compatible devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, and more. This connectivity opens a world of possibilities, allowing you to stream audio directly to your hearing aids at the push of a button. No more struggling to catch every word from a distant speaker or fumbling with a mess of cords — Bluetooth hearing aids effortlessly bridge the gap. 

2. Phone Call Clarity 

Brunette woman with a hearing aid behind the ear talking with her boyfriend on a smartphone via bluetooth connection

One of the standout benefits of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids is their ability to easily connect to your smartphone and stream your phone calls directly to your hearing aids. You can enjoy crystal-clear phone conversations without the challenges of background noise or having to struggle to hear what’s being said through your phone receiver. 

3. Audio Entertainment Streaming 

Gone are the days of struggling to hear the TV or missing out on the nuances of a movie soundtrack. Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to stream the audio of your favorite shows, movies, music, podcasts, and more with unparalleled clarity. The sound is transmitted directly to your hearing aids, delivering an immersive audio experience like never before. 

4. Discreet Control 

Many hearing aids with Bluetooth are compatible with smartphone apps and wireless accessories that allow you to fine-tune your hearing settings easily and discreetly. Adjustments to volume, sound settings, and even directionality can be made effortlessly and without drawing attention to your hearing aids at all.  

5. Health and Wellness Smartphone Apps 

There are a number of smartphone apps like My Starkey that incorporate health tracking and can be used with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids. Incorporating these wellness aspects into hearing aid apps isn’t just about hearing better — it’s about living better. By tracking your daily activity levels, these apps can assist you in setting and achieving wellness goals, promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle. You can even share this data with your healthcare provider to create a more personalized care plan based on these insights.  

6. Personalized Hearing Experience

A young man with hearing loss wearing a Bluetooth hearing aid lovingly hugs a young women

Many Bluetooth hearing aids can be tailored to your specific hearing needs. Through smartphone apps or other control methods, you can adjust frequencies, customize sound profiles, and optimize the settings to match your preferences with ease. This level of personalization ensures a comfortable and enjoyable listening experience effortlessly. 

7. Control on the Go 

Hearing aids with Bluetooth are designed to keep up with the fast pace of modern life. Whether you’re commuting, traveling, or simply on the move, the ability to seamlessly connect to all your favorite devices ensures that you never miss a beat. From taking calls to enjoying music, the transition is smooth and effortless. 

8. Social Confidence 

By mitigating many of the challenges associated with hearing loss, Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids contribute to an enhanced sense of social confidence. You can actively participate in conversations, engage in group activities, and interact with your surroundings more naturally. Many people who use Bluetooth hearing aids report a renewed confidence that positively impacts their mental and emotional well-being. 

9. Wireless Hearing Aid Accessories 

In addition to connecting to your smartphone, tablet, and other personal devices, Bluetooth technology also allows you to use a number of wireless hearing aid accessories in difficult hearing environments: 

  • Hearing Aid Remote Control: A wireless hearing aid remote allows you to discreetly adjust your hearing aid volume and other settings without interrupting your conversation.  
  • Wireless Hearing Aid Microphones: Bluetooth enabled hearing aid microphones can detect voices around you, and stream specific sounds directly to your ears in noisy environments. Meetings, gatherings, restaurants, etc. can become more accessible and enjoyable again, as you are able to filter out unwanted noise, and focus on desired sounds. 
  • Bluetooth TV Streamer: With a wireless TV streamer you can connect your Bluetooth hearing aids to TVs and other audio devices seamlessly. This means you can enjoy your favorite television shows, movies, and other entertainments with crystal-clear sound clarity at a safe and comfortable volume level. 

Do all Hearing Aids Have Bluetooth?

Top view of hearing health care specialists putting modern BTE hearing aid in patient hand for treatment hearing loss at hearing clinic.

While the benefits of Bluetooth hearing aids are undeniable, it’s important to note that not all hearing aids come equipped with this technology. However, modern hearing aids that lack Bluetooth technology can still provide cutting-edge sound amplification and are a great hearing loss treatment for many people. As technology continues to advance, more hearing aid models are incorporating Bluetooth capabilities, and even Artificial Intelligence (AI) features, such is the case with our new Genesis AI hearing aids. 

Genesis AI Hearing Aid 

The Genesis AI features the latest hearing aid technology to provide exceptional sound quality, enhanced speech clarity, and seamless wireless connectivity. This hearing aid integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and Bluetooth technology to adapt to various listening environments and provide the ultimate personalized hearing experience. With the latest Bluetooth technology built right in, the Genesis AI has a 40% longer wireless range than other hearing aids. This allows you to stay connected to your favorite hearing aids apps, have 100% hands-free phone conversations, and stream audio from your personal devices even if you’re in a different room. 

Demo Our Bluetooth Hearing Aids for Free at Sound Advice Hearing  

Bluetooth hearing aids are more than just hearing devices – they’re tools that empower you to engage with life on your terms. Whether you’re navigating conversations, immersing yourself in entertainment, or participating in social interactions, the benefits of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids extend beyond improved hearing. These devices blend cutting-edge technology and personalized comfort, enabling you to reconnect with the world around you easier than ever before. 

When determining the best hearing aids for your needs, it’s crucial to discuss your preferences and needs with a hearing care professional. At Sound Advice Hearing, we can help you make an informed decision based on your hearing requirements, lifestyle, budget, and technological preferences. Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation hearing aid demo and experience the power of Bluetooth technology for yourself.