Man inserting a bluetooth hearing aid and connecting it to his phone

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

June 14, 2021

Due to new advances in technology, it is easier than ever to make changes to your hearing aid by simply using your smartphone. In the hearing health industry it’s not different. There are numerous benefits to Bluetooth hearing aids.

Our world is continuously evolving. All major tech companies are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to make remote access easier, better, and faster. Traditionally hearing aid fitting processes were tedious and time-consuming, requiring multiple appointments at your hearing clinic. Hearing aid users were expected to visit the clinic for their hearing tests, consultations, multiple fitting appointments, and finally fine-tuning appointments. Smartphone technology now allows you to control and change the settings of your hearing aid in the comfort of your own home. In addition to this, with some hearing aid models, Bluetooth technology enables one to stream music and phone calls directly through your hearing aid (worth noting, the Lexie Lumen does not stream phone calls or music, although it is Bluetooth enabled so that you can control your hearing aids directly from your phone).

Connecting your smartphone and hearing aids not only allows you to change your hearing aid’s settings but also provides many other benefits. Let’s explore these together.

Hearing aids and Bluetooth connectivity

Over the past few years, multiple hearing aid manufacturers have included Bluetooth connectivity with their hearing aids in order to overcome poor access to everyday audio sources and sounds such as phone calls and music. Some hearing aid users often complain about unclear speech when using the phone and would avoid phone calls entirely. Other users would use earphones to take phone calls, but this would require the hearing aid user to take out their hearing aids and insert earphones to answer phone calls. This creates an unnatural hearing experience.

Lexie Hearing allows you as a user to take control of your hearing through the Lexie Hearing App. The Lexie Lumen hearing aid works directly with the Lexie App and opens valuable doors to make your hearing experience better. The only thing you need is your smartphone. The application is compatible with both iOS and Android software. This easy-to-use application must be downloaded onto your phone to complete the hearing aid set up and hearing check remotely. Your Lexie Hearing App can be used to make hearing aid adjustments to suit your various listening environments. There are up to six different listening environments which you can switch between with a single swipe on your phone screen. Managing your own listening experiences has never been this easy. In addition to program changes, you can also make volume changes.

The application not only assists with initial setups and programming your device, but it also offers you direct access via TeleCare to Lexie Hearing experts throughout your hearing journey. This allows you to save on high hearing health practitioner consultation fees and travel costs to and from appointments.

Advantages of wireless technology

Bluetooth hearing aids offer many advantages and continue to grow in popularity among hearing aid users. Soon hearing aids will evolve to become less visible and there will be no limit to what types of devices they can connect to. A Bluetooth hearing aid allows you to effortlessly transition between various listening situations similar to that of a normal-hearing individual. A few of these advantages include:

Overcoming dexterity issues

As we age, we lose some ability to manipulate and handle smaller objects with our hands and fingers. Having access to your hearing aid’s settings and programs on a larger smartphone screen will be much easier than trying to press small buttons on your hearing aid to change between programs, or set your device’s volume.

Better sound quality

Wireless technology allows you to connect directly to other devices and improves the overall quality of sound as the audio is streamed directly into your ears. Imagine having a wireless headset – they are convenient (no fuss with wires, no fuss with set-up), and the more advanced the technology of the headsets – the higher the quality of sound.

The Lexie Lumen hearing aid is an affordable device with Bluetooth connectivity and top-of-the-range, cutting-edge software technology. If you find yourself interested in this device after exploring all the benefits of controlling your device remotely, you can contact the Lexie Hearing experts to provide you with further information and help you with starting your better-hearing journey.

Image of post writer Jastelle Hugo.

Written by Jastelle Hugo

B. Speech and Language Therapy; BSc Audiology

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