Bluetooth technology is short wave wireless transmission. This is used to connect a wide range of electronic devices over short distances.
- It can be used for connecting hearing aids (a small receiver is needed, worn on a neck loop or, on some hearing aids via a direct ear level receiver) to various electronics notably the telephone, the MP3 player, the television and the computer.
- Each of the devices to which it is connected need a Bluetooth connector. These should be sought at the time of the sale, but connecting devices are also obtainable at a later date.
- Keeping in touch in the usual ‘everyday’ world means being able to easily access the telephone, the television, MP3 player. These are all Bluetooth compatible and therefor this method of keeping in touch is certainly worth thinking about.
So where is the need to use one of the listening devices which are described? The answer is that these devices are adaptable to listening in multiple situations. Furthermore they are extremely useful in the social situations described where Bluetooth is unavailable. These include hearing a lecturer, when going round public buildings, hearing in the car, the TV and in restaurants (best with one single person). From a purely practical point of view the versatility of a listening device such as is described on this website amply justifies the cost.