All about Bluetooth Hearing Aids

January 17, 2023

What are Bluetooth hearing aids?

Many of today’s advanced digital hearing aids are bluetooth or wireless compatible, meaning they are able to connect wirelessly to various bluetooth-enabled devices and other audio devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Most hearing aids with wireless capabilities are able to connect to landline phones, cell phones, TVs and other audio devices that have bluetooth.

Some of things people can do with bluetooth hearing aids include:

  • Streaming music from their smartphone or tablet
  • Streaming phone calls into their hearing aids
  • Streaming television shows and movies from their smartphone or tablet
  • Stream from Bluetooth enabled televisions to their hearing aids
  • Make their own hearing aid adjustments from an app
  • Receive new hearing aid settings from a telehealth app

The Best Bluetooth Hearing Aids

If you are looking for a hearing aid that will give you access to the latest bluetooth enabled technologies and features, then this post is for you. We have gathered all of the best bluetooth enabled hearing aids on the market today, so regardless of your budget or desired features, there's an option available to fit your needs.

Phonak Lumity

Enjoy great sound quality with the Phonak Lumity hearing aids that feature Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology and are compatible with both Apple and Android devices, providing universal compatibility for streaming music in stereo to up 8 different devices - all hands-free!

The tap control function lets you easily accept/end calls or access voice assistance like Siri while enjoying superior performance from its microphones during phone calls.

Oticon More & Oticon Own

With Oticon More and Oticon Own custom hearing aids, keeping in contact with loved ones is easier than ever. Enjoy unparalleled listening quality and a selection of convenient connectivity options to make your daily routine simpler and more confident!

According to Oticon, the main bluetooth features of these platforms are:

  • Two-way hands-free phone and video calls from select iPhones and iPads and direct streaming from select Android devices*
  • Stream sound directly from your TV with Oticon’s TV adapter
  • Use Oticon ON app for easy, discreet control over the hearing aid from your fingertips
  • Make hands-free calls from any smartphone or connect a remote microphone with ConnectClip
  • Works with EduMic: connects directly with teachers/speaker, microphone systems, computers, tablets and more

Widex Moment Sheer

With Widex Moment Sheer sRIC R D, experience the freedom of direct streaming hearing aid technology. Connect wirelessly with 2.4 GHz Bluetooth for seamless integration across iOS and Android devices as well as additional accessories like TV Play and other DEX products from Widex!

Signia AX

Signia AX hearing aids are revolutionizing the way you take phone calls - break free of distractions and stay connected even in noisy environments. Enjoy crystal-clear sound with rich clarity no matter how loud it gets, while your conversation partner hears you through a built-in microphone that captures voices without sacrificing quality. With Signia AX technology at your fingertips, staying on top of conversations is easier than ever!

Bluetooth hearing aid FAQs

Q: Can bluetooth hearing aids connect to multiple devices?

A: Yes, most of these hearing aids can pair to multiple devices. For example, the Phonak hearing aids can pair to up to 8 devices and can be connected to 2 devices at the same time.

Q: Do bluetooth hearing aids drain the hearing aid batteries faster?

A: Yes, these devices will use more energy and therefore drain the batteries faster than non-wireless hearing aids. Using rechargeable hearing aid systems can help with this.

Q: Which hearing aids have bluetooth?

A: Most models today have bluetooth connectivity. There are some older, economy or smaller models that do not have wireless functionality.

Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Audiologists to discuss the latest options in hearing aids.