Many modern hearing aids have the ability to sync with your smartphone and other technological devices. Doing so can benefit you at work and home and even offer health benefits.
Improves Phone Conversation Quality
Untreated hearing loss makes phone conversations hard to follow. Getting hearing aids helps; however, holding your smartphone up to your ear to talk can cause a whistling sound known as feedback, which is both distracting and unpleasant. However, using Bluetooth™ technology to stream audio from your call directly into your hearing aids can improve sound quality immensely.
A study published in 2014 examining the benefits of using Bluetooth accessories with hearing aids found that one of the biggest benefits participants noted was a significantly improved ability to hold a conversation over the telephone.
Better phone conversations can help you stay connected to your loved ones as well as make it easier to follow along on any important work calls.
Enjoy Music and Other Media
You can also stream music, movies or your favorite podcast from your phone directly into your hearing aids. This removes the hassle of having to switch out your hearing aids for headphones and provides a much better, more customized listening experience.
Make Hearing Aid Adjustments Easily
Your hearing needs change based on the type of listening environment you are in. For example, you’ll likely need different amplification and background settings during a quiet morning coffee on your porch than you would for dinner out with friends at a busy restaurant like Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach.
When your hearing aids are connected to your smartphone, you can adjust the volume or change the settings easily and discretely on an app, no matter where you are.
Virtual Meetings Made Easier
Many workforces are adopting a flexible model that allows employees to work from home at least part of the time. Even if you work in a regular office setting, chances are good that you have to participate in the occasional virtual meeting. If you call into those meetings using your smartphone, streaming the audio into your hearing aids will make it much easier to follow.
Monitor Hearing Health
Some smartphone apps allow your audiologist to make remote adjustments if there are any issues with your hearing aids. This not only saves you a trip to the office but also allows you to stay on top of any issues that may arise, which benefits your hearing health.
To learn more about connecting your hearing aids and smartphone or if you wish to schedule an appointment, call Hearing Services of Santa Barbara today.