Hearing aids aren’t just available in a wide range of sizes and styles: nowadays, they can also accommodate a variety of accessories.
Popular Hearing Aid Accessories
TV Link connects your hearing aid directly to your TV audio system. While TV audio streaming is automatic; you can also pair your TV Link to your cell phone yourself; and your hearing specialist will pair the device to your hearing aids for volume adjustments and hearing aid remote control functions. The TVLinks base-station is connected to the TV (or any other audio source) and wirelessly sends audio signals from the TV with a range of up to 30 meters (100 ft).
There are many Bluetooth devices on the market which connect wirelessly to your hearing aid device. These devices can be easily connect to a huge range of cell phones, smartphones, computers, tablets, music players and more. Simplicity and ergonomic design make these devices user-friendly and perfect for the technologically challenged.
Because wireless connectivity requires more power than most hearing aid batteries are able to supply, assistive listening devices called streamers have been created. These provide a communication link, picking up signals from the Bluetooth device and transmitting them to the hearing aids through an FM signal or electromagnetic field. Streamers are typically worn around the neck.
Choosing your hearing aid accessories is a very personal choice and can depend on a number of factors. Take time to research the devices available and choose those that fit with your lifestyle, personal needs and budget.