Bluetooth to iPhone Hearing Aids
Have you ever experienced a constant ringing or buzzing in your ear? It’s as if someone is whistling inside 24/7. The noises in your head (unrelated to any psychiatric condition), specifically in one or both of the ears, is called tinnitus. Almost everyone, at some point or another, experience temporary tinnitus. Temporary tinnitus is common particularly after an event (ex. concert, fireworks display) where the ears are subjected to deafening noises. But permanent tinnitus is often a side effect of hearing loss.
If you need tinnitus relief or are experiencing loss of hearing, you need to use hearing aids. It’s important that you consult an audiologist first. This is to make sure that the ones you use can actually help you improve your hearing and reduce the discomfort brought by tinnitus.
The New Age of Hearing Aids
Like with practically everything medically related right now, new hearing aids are improved by high-level technology. Today’s models are digital and wireless. Digitized hearing aids mean you get firmer and better control on these tools through programming. They also make the whistling sounds caused by tinnitus a thing of the past.
There are two models of hearing aids that are making waves in the market since both can be connected with handheld gadgets, particularly the iPhone, through Bluetooth.
Starkey Halo 2
Starkey hearing aids are commonly used among Audiologists, like Dr. Bunker at Advanced Audiology. The Starkey Halo 2 is the newest model made specifically for the iPhone. Halo 2 uses the TruLink Hearing Control app which is engineered to work best with Apple flagship gadgets: the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch. Using these hearing aids can help you stay in touch with the people you love and the things you use on a daily basis.
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If you’re in the middle of a noisy environment and want to hear comfortably, you can connect Halo 2 to the app’s Acuity Directionality. The feature is designed to boost and clear speech audibility. If you need to improve communication via phone, Starkey’s hearing aids can directly stream your calls from your iPhone to Halo 2 through Bluetooth for a clearer conversation. Through the app’s SoundSpace feature, you can even personalize and filter what you hear.
The new Oticon wireless hearing aids can be connected to the Oticon ON app, thanks to the brand’s high-quality TwinLink technology. This app is also available for Apple users and enables you to manage your Oticon hearing aids. You’re able to choose what you want to hear and adjust the volume level of the sounds you hear.
Oticon OPN offers a unique hearing solution through a couple of wireless communication systems. One, you can listen to your environment on a high-quality sound system with minimal power consumption. Two, direct wireless streaming using a 2.4GHz Bluetooth feature. You’ll be notified if the system is low in power through the app’s notifications.
Both high-tech Bluetooth-to-Apple hearing aids are used for tinnitus relief.
Schedule a hearing test at Advanced Audiology to see if the Starkey Halo 2 or the Oticon OPN is the right fit for you. All digital and wireless hearing aids come with a free 30-day trial.