Bluetooth® Hearing Aids

Key Takeaways on Bluetooth Technology

Meet the Bluetooth hearing aid. Now, hearing aid users can enjoy seamless audio streaming and customize their listening experience to suit their lifestyle needs and personal preferences.


In this article, we'll explore a few exciting features of Bluetooth hearing aids, compare top brands in the marketplace, and the pros and cons of using these devices. We'll also discuss how much Bluetooth hearing aids cost out of pocket and how to find out if you qualify for coverage.

How Bluetooth Hearing Aids Work

A Bluetooth hearing aid connects wirelessly to your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, allowing you to stream audio directly to your hearing aids without needing additional accessories or wiring.

That means you can now listen to music, take phone calls, and even use your hearing aids as wireless headphones. Bluetooth technology also allows for more customization of your hearing aid settings so you can adjust them to your specific needs—whenever and where you go!

Simply put, Bluetooth hearing aids provide a convenient and effective way to improve your hearing while helping you stay connected to the world around you.

Bluetooth Connectivity and Streaming

Bluetooth connectivity has revolutionized how hearing aid users interact with the devices they use daily. With Bluetooth technology, smartphones can now function as remote controls for hearing aids, enabling users to adjust volume levels and programs and fine-tune in different settings.

In addition to remote control capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity allows the transmission of various audio signals, making it possible to stream music, audiobooks, and other content, like your favorite television series, directly to the hearing aids. This means you can listen at the volume you want without impacting someone else's viewing experience.

Hands-free calling is also made possible with this technology, as your hearing aid can be paired with your smartphone, allowing you to take calls directly through your hearing aid, improving your ability to hear and connect with loved ones from anywhere in the world.

How to connect hearing aids to bluetooth devices

Not all smartphones can connect to Bluetooth hearing aids. Therefore, you must familiarize yourself with specific smartphone compatibility requirements to ensure you choose the right one.

Bluetooth Hearing Aid for Android

Android users should have OS version 8 or newer but should also check their hearing aid model's software requirements.

Bluetooth hearing aids for iPhone

iPhone users should have iPhone 5 or newer devices with iOS 7 or newer.

It's highly recommended to check compatibility requirements before purchasing a Bluetooth hearing aid to ensure your phone and hearing aids can work together. Finally, remember to update your phone's operating system to the latest version to avoid connectivity issues.

How to Connect Hearing Aids To Bluetooth

  1. Turn on your hearing aids and make sure they are in pairing mode. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific steps on how to do this.
  2. On your smartphone, go to the "Settings" menu and select "Bluetooth".
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on and select "Pair new device".
  4. Your smartphone will scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. When your hearing aids appear, select them and confirm the pairing process.
  5. Once your hearing aids are connected, you can adjust the volume and other settings through your smartphone.

Remember to keep your hearing aids close to your smartphone to ensure a strong Bluetooth connection. If you have questions on how to pair hearing aids to iphone or android devices, refer to the manufacturer's instructions or contact their customer support for assistance.

Bluetooth hearing aid brands

Looking for a Bluetooth hearing aid that can provide excellent sound quality and connectivity options? Let's explore a few options!

Phonak Audéo Lumity

Phonak Bluetooth hearing aids boast an all-around listening experience. With its advanced noise-reduction technology and speech enhancement capabilities, it delivers crystal-clear sound even in the noisiest environments. If you're looking for an advanced Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid with Bluetooth, Phonak Audéo offers a wide range of colors to match your personality—not to mention a comfortable and discreet fit.

Also offering universal compatibility, the Phonak hearing aid Bluetooth pairing technology allows you to seamlessly connect with the majority of devices. However, you can check your phone's model using their website to ensure uninterrupted connection.

Starkey Genesis AI

If you want a personalized listening experience, Starkey Genesis AI is the perfect choice. This revolutionary hearing aid features artificial intelligence technology to learn and adapt to your preferences and listening environments, providing a customized experience. This means you simply enjoy the people and noises around you without having to adjust a thing! The StarKey Genesis AI is also available as a Receiver in Canal (RIC) and Completely in Canal (CIC) hearing aid with Bluetooth capabilities.

However, as with Phonak, connectivity may vary with a device, so check their website to ensure your smart device is compatible.


Miracle-EarCONNECT offers a sleek, stylish design and is available as a RIC and BTE hearing aid with Bluetooth connectivity. Using the Miracle-Ear Bluetooth pairing capabilities via its app for iphone and android, you can easily connect to your smartphone, TV, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, allowing you to stream audio directly to your hearing aids.

Signia Styletto

Signia Styletto is another popular Bluetooth hearing aid option that combines style and functionality. It features a slim and sleek design, making it comfortable to wear all day long. It also offers excellent sound quality and connectivity options, so it's a great choice for anyone looking for a stylish and functional hearing aid.
A man inserts a hearing aid

Bluetooth Hearing Aid Costs

There are many different cost ranges for Bluetooth hearing aids, depending on the brand, features, and technology used. Some basic models can cost up to $700, while more advanced options can cost upwards of $7,500. Understanding your coverage options can help you choose the right Bluetooth hearing aid that fits your budget.

Pros and Cons of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Using a Bluetooth hearing aid has both advantages and disadvantages that users should be aware of.

Pros of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

  • Convenience: Since they can connect to devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you can stream music, make phone calls, and watch videos without removing their hearing aids.
  • Sound Quality: Another advantage of Bluetooth hearing aids is that they offer excellent sound quality because they use digital signal processing technology that can remove background noise and enhance speech clarity.
  • Ease of Use: Users can adjust the volume and other settings of their hearing aid, using a smartphone app, making it easier to customize the hearing experience.

Cons of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

  • Connectivity: Depending on your location, the strength of your Wi-Fi or cellular signal, and other factors, you may experience problems with the Bluetooth connection between your hearing aids and your device. This could result in poor sound quality, dropped calls, or other issues that can be frustrating to deal with.
  • Frequent Charging: Another disadvantage is that they require frequent charging, which can be a hassle for some users not used to this technology.
  • Costs: Certain Bluetooth hearing aids with advanced features can be expensive and not all insurance plans cover them.

Overall, it's essential to carefully weigh the pros and cons of Bluetooth hearing aids before deciding.

Overcoming Connectivity Challenges

Why do my hearing aids keep disconnecting from Bluetooth? It's a fair questions and unfortunately, an all to common one. If you're experiencing connectivity issues with your Bluetooth hearing aids, don't worry. There are a few troubleshooting tips that can help resolve the problem.

  • First, check the batteries in your hearing aids to make sure they're fully charged. Sometimes, low batteries can cause connectivity problems.
  • If that's not the issue, try restarting your hearing aids and the device you're trying to pair them with. Doing so can often reset the connection and resolve any pairing problems.
  • Finally, make sure that any apps you're using with your hearing aids are up to date. Outdated apps can sometimes cause connectivity problems as well.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to get your Bluetooth hearing aids connected and working correctly in no time.

Advanced Bluetooth Technology and AI

It's truly amazing how far hearing aids have come in recent years. One of the most exciting developments in Bluetooth hearing aids is the improved battery efficiency. With longer battery life, we can enjoy our Bluetooth devices for longer periods without worrying about running out of juice.

Another game-changing improvement is the integration of AI into Bluetooth technology. AI-driven adjustments can enhance the user experience in many ways. For example, we can enjoy crystal clear audio even in noisy environments with AI-powered noise cancellation that adjusts levels for you!

And with AI-assisted hearing aids, you can easily connect to our favorite devices without any hassle.

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Before choosing a Bluetooth hearing aid, you want to consider your individual needs and preferences rather than solely relying on the technology and advanced options available. As everyone has unique hearing requirements, it's crucial to consider other factors such as comfort, convenience, and lifestyle before deciding.

Picking up a hearing aid

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

By selecting the right Bluetooth hearing aid, you can enjoy improved hearing and a better quality of life. So, take the time to research and consult with a hearing specialist to find the best option for you! Remember, if you need help understanding your benefits or you want to find a hearing care provider near you, we can help!

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