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Bluetooth Connectivity

Hearing aids with Bluetooth® allow you to connect your hearing aids to your smartphone, tablet, and television(1) so that you can stream sound directly into your hearing aids. 

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5 ways Bluetooth® hearing aids make life easier

Bluetooth® hearing aids can be used for many activities by connecting remotely to the devices mentioned below, turning your hearing aids into a wireless headset.

  1. Hear phone conversations more clearly
  2. Listen to your favorite TV program at your own chosen volume setting
  3. Listen to music and podcasts on your hearing aids
  4. Enjoy better sound quality on video chats and TV programs
  5. Benefit from phone apps designed for Bluetooth® hearing aids

Scroll down to read more about each advantage below.

View some of our Bluetooth related 'How to' videos.

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How do Bluetooth® hearing aids work?

Bluetooth® is a wireless communication technology which allows for the transfer of data between two or more small electronic devices (without the use of cords). Works up to 10 meters or less.


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1. Bluetooth® hearing aids allow you to hear phone conversations more clearly

By connecting a compatible smartphone, the sounds from your phone conversation will be heard directly in your ears through your Bluetooth hearing aids. This means that you don't have to strain to hear what’s being said through the phone receiver.

Learn which connectivity solutions our hearing aids support.

Many hearing aid manufacturers have partnered with Apple to make Made for iPhone hearing aids. This means that your hearing aids can connect directly to your chosen Apple device. 

How to receive calls from an iPhone (video)

Phones that are not compatible, can be connect via a "streaming device" that facilitates the communication between the phone and the hearing aids.

Learn more about the Oticon ConnectClip

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2. Listen to your favorite TV program at your own chosen volume setting

Have you ever asked your friends to turn up the volume on the television because you couldn’t hear?

With Bluetooth® hearing aids, you can wirelessly connect to the television. This way you can watch the program at your own preferred volume, while your family members can enjoy their preferred volume setting on the TV. Finally – a solution that works well for everyone.

Learn more about the Oticon TV Adaptor

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3. Hearing aids with Bluetooth® can be used instead of headphones to listen to music and podcasts

There’s no need to swap out your hearing aids for headphones any longer. With Bluetooth® hearing aids you can connect wirelessly1 to your favorite playlist or podcast. This way your Bluetooth® hearing aids can function as high-quality headphones 

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4. Enjoy better sound quality in video chats

You can use your Bluetooth® hearing aids to stay in touch with loved ones via video chat. This convenience allows you to hear the conversations directly through your hearing aids. You no longer have to struggle to hear the sounds of the chat through the computer speaker since the sound (i.e. your relative’s voice or laugh) is streamed to your Bluetooth® hearing aids.

5. Make your life easier with phone apps designed for Bluetooth® hearing aids

There are a selection of smartphone apps available which allow you to perform hearing aid related tasks.

An example of an app that can make life with hearing aids easier is the Oticon ON app that allows you to do the following:

  • Connect your hearing aids to smart devices in your home via the IFTTT system.
  • Adjust the volume on your Bluetooth® hearing aids
  • Change the pre-set programs in your Bluetooth® hearing aids
  • Find your hearing aids using a hearing aid locater

Another example is the Oticon RemoteCare app. It allows you to have a remote consultation with your hearing care expert. This means that you can connect remotely to your hearing care expert for follow-up appointments (through the app's video and audio capabilities). If needed, your hearing care expert can also adjust your hearing aids remotely through the app.

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Maddison Franse - Audiologist and Medical and Clinical Projects Specialist

BSc, MClinAud, MAudA(CCP)

What drew Maddison to the hearing care industry was the potential to help others connect with those around them, enriching their quality of life. Over her career at Audika she has gained experience in adult rehabilitation, paediatric testing and tinnitus management, and been involved the training and development of graduate and student audiologists. Excited to share her passion for hearing health and excellent clinical care she moved into the role of Medical & Clinical Projects Specialist.

Maddison's current role allows her to raise hearing health awareness amongst other health professionals and support Audika’s clinical network in providing the best possible service and care to their clients.

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