Hearing Aids

Advances in technology have had a huge impact on modern hearing aids. Bluetooth connectivity is here and can improve how hearing-impaired people experience media.

What Are

Bluetooth Aids?

Traditional hearing aids limit your ability to use personal audio devices, such as music players, because you often can’t use earphones alongside your hearing aids.

Instead, you have to remove your hearing aids to use earbuds, which is a laborious process that could result in you misplacing your hearing aids.

Bluetooth hearing aids solve that problem by allowing you to connect directly to Bluetooth devices using your hearing aids. That means no more removing and replacing hearing aids whenever you want to listen to music or get clearer sound from your television.

Just connect via Bluetooth and the sound is ported directly into your ear.

Pros and Cons


  • Offers a hands-free mobile experience
  • Clear sound ported directly from your media device
  • Combines the functions of headphones and hearing aids
  • Enjoy a more personalised experience when listening to media


  • Bluetooth hearing aids are typically the most expensive types of hearing aids
  • The use of Bluetooth technology drains your batteries quickly
  • You may have to use a streamer, which is a small device that helps to keep the hearing aids connected

Do Bluetooth Hearing Aids Suit You?

Bluetooth hearing aids are an excellent choice for those who love music and enjoy watching television.

Instead of going through the hassle of removing your hearing aids to insert earphones, you get a two-in-one device that you can instantly connect to a smartphone or television. Better yet, you control the volume when you’re connected. That means you don’t have to worry about your distance from your device and how that distance affects your ability to hear.

However, there’s no getting away from the fact that Bluetooth hearing aids are costly. The added functionality may not be worth the price for those who don’t listen to a lot of music or watch much television. You may also find using a streamer irritating as it means you have to carry around a remote-like device to use your hearing aids. Some find that Bluetooth hearing aids are less comfortable because of the extra weight created by the insertion of the technology into their hearing aids.

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Bluetooth Hearing Aids FAQs

The cost of Bluetooth hearing aids can vary depending on the specific device and the level of technology it incorporates. Prices can range from around $2,000 to $5,000 or more per ear.

Bluetooth hearing aids are typically more expensive than traditional hearing aids, because they include additional technology such as wireless connectivity and advanced sound processing features.

It’s worth noting that some private health insurance providers in Australia offer rebates for hearing aids and it is best to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover it and how much they cover.

It’s important to consult with a hearing healthcare professional to determine which type of hearing aid is best for your specific needs and budget.

Whether Bluetooth hearing aids are worth the investment depends on your individual needs and preferences. Bluetooth hearing aids offer several advantages over traditional hearing aids, such as wireless connectivity to devices like smartphones, televisions, and computers which can improve the listening experience. They also allow for more control over volume, sound quality, and the ability to customise settings.

However, Bluetooth hearing aids can be more expensive than traditional hearing aids, so it’s important to weigh the benefits against the cost.

It’s also important to consult with a hearing healthcare professional to determine which type of hearing aid is best for you. They can help you evaluate your options and recommend a device that meets your specific needs and budget.

It’s worth noting that for some individuals, traditional hearing aids may be just as effective and the extra features offered by Bluetooth hearing aids may not be necessary. It’s always important to consider your individual needs and preferences before making a decision.

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