Bluetooth® is an easy to use short-range wireless communications technology now found worldwide in millions of products that we use every day – including headsets, smartphones, laptops and portable speakers. Bluetooth devices radiate much less power than a mobile phone and typically have a useful range for most devices between 5 and 10metres.
Bluetooth®is a secure system that allows you to enjoy sound that is free of interference, and the distractions of background noise.
Bluetooth® is increasingly being used to connect hearing aids to other devices. Hearing aid streamers often use Bluetooth to connect to phones or TV Bluetooth transmitters and then send those signals to the hearing aid by the aid’s own radio system or loop program. A few hearing aids have built-in Bluetooth receivers.
Bluetooth neckloops are universal receivers, and unlike streamers, can be used with any hearing aid that has a loop or “T” program. So, if you change the brand of hearing aid you won’t need a new streamer. They can be paired with mobile phones and any other device that has a blue tooth output.
Bluetooth neckloops allow you to freely move around whilst connected to your mobile phone even if sitting on your desk, left on the couch or in a bag. They enable discreet conversation without using handsfree mode.
As the technology improves more than one device can be connected (paired) with the Bluetooth receiver, so switching between a phone and TV becomes easier.
With the introduction of each new version of Bluetooth, currently version 5.0, there are improvements to the delays that may be experienced to receiving sound, lip-sync, and more importantly the power required to run the receivers.Read more ...