With so many brands offering so many features it can be confusing when choosing the right hearing aid for your needs. In this article we will discuss the differences between Bluetooth and Bluetooth features from the top brands.
Direct connection to any device
Hands free calling
Works with Android & iPhone
No middle device needed
Connects to multiple devices
Traditional Bluetooth has many advantages the main 2 being the ability to connect to any BT device and the feature of hands free calling. These features are currently only used by brands such as Unitron and Phonak. Learn More Here.
Direct streaming of calls and audio from Android 10 devices
Audio streaming from Apple products
Usage of low energy BT for better battery life
ASHA Bluetooth is the newest protocol we have seen from brands such as Resound, Widex, and Starkey. This protocol allows hearing aids to connect to most Android 10 devices as well as Apple products using a low energy connection. While android connection is not available to all devices, in the future most devices will be able to connect.
Made to connect to Apple products directly
Uses lower energy consumption than traditional BT
Cannot connect directly to Android devices