How To Connect Bluetooth Hearing Aids to Bluetooth Devices April 29 2015
The video below shows how to connect iHear Blu and other Bluetooth hearing aids to any of your Bluetooth devices via the Bluetooth Remote Control (also known as miniTEK).
Below the video is a transcript.
Hearing instruments used to be quite big.
And the more technology they packed, the bigger they were.
But, naturally, people want small hearing instruments.
Smart ones, with lots of interfaces because they make it easier to connect to the world around you.
But if we make hearing aids smaller, where do we put all that technology?
This is the iHear Blu Bluetooth Hearing Aid Remote (aka miniTEK) in 5 minutes.
Meet George. He’s got a Bluetooth Remote.
Thanks to the e2e wireless 2.0 technology, George can use the remote to change programs and adjust the volume of his hearing instruments.
But iHear Blu Bluetooth Remote is much more than a simple remote control.
At the touch of a single button, George can take a call and have it transmitted through Bluetooth to his hearing aids.
Naturally, he can adjust the volume of the phone conversation, too.
Now, how does all that work?
The remote uses the widespread Bluetooth standard to connect with Bluetooth compatible telephones.
When the phone rings, the Bluetooth remote is automatically activated.
Because it’s a multipoint system, the remote can communicate with two telephones.
For example, the regular phone at home and a mobile phone.
So, thanks to the remote, George can enjoy phone conversations wherever he is; at home, in the car, or in the office.
And it’s a good thing he can.
Telephones isn’t where it ends, though.
The remote can put George in touch with lots of things; his hi-fi, his computer, his laptop.
In short, pretty much anything that’s Bluetooth enabled.
George loves this feature, and he uses it mainly to videochat with his friend Jonathon in Australia.
George has a real passion for architecture, and enjoys taking guided tours.
Unfortunately, it can be loud in town. With all the noise, it’s hard to make out what the guide is saying.
This is a perfect application for the Bluetooth remote’s direct audio input.
This input connects with any FM receiver, allowing to stream talks and presentations right into his hearing aids.
Because a transmitter captures the sound close to the source and transmits it directly to the remote George can understand what the guide is saying, despite all the background noise.
The remote can be just as useful at the theater. It incorporates a t-coil, and can therefore be used with induction loop systems commonly found in theaters and similar places.
Many hearing aids have an integrated t-coil, but that makes them larger, of course.
Thanks to the remote, George can wear much smaller hearing aids than before.
And he doesn’t have to ask the Queen of the Night to clip on an FM transmitter.
George likes to stay fit, so he often goes running, but he definitely needs music to keep him going.
Fortunately, the remote is equipped with a line input, allowing George to connect his mp3 player so he can enjoy music streamed directly into his hearing instruments.
And if the mp3 player is Bluetooth enabled, George doesn’t even have to use a cable.
Movies are another of George’s passions.
Thanks to Bluetooth, George can use his remote to stream sound from his TV set.
There’s just one little problem.
The standard Bluetooth protocol creates delays that create lip-sync errors.
But we’ve got a solution for that, too.
The TEK transmitter, a small device that is connected to the TV set corrects these delays and ensures that George’s favorite actors deliver their lines in perfect ‘lip-syncrony’.
George has a TV in his bedroom, too, but that’s not a problem because the remote can communicate with two TEK transmitters.
So, to summarize, the iHear Bluetooth Remote (miniTEK) can communicate with two telephones, lots of Bluetooth devices, and an FM receiver.
It features a t-coil, a line input, and it can be used with two TEK transmitters to eliminate lip-sync errors.
And, of course, it’s a remote control, too.
The remote packs all that technology in one small device which gives you more flexibility when it comes to choosing hearing instruments.
In addition to iHear Blu, the Bluetooth remote is compatible with all Siemens products using e2e Wireless 2.0 such as:
- Siemens Motion
- Siemens Life
- Siemens Pure
- Siemens Explorer
- Siemens Nitro
And it has almost no effect on the hearing aids’ power consumption.
That was the iHear Bluetooth Remote in 5 minutes.
If you want to get all of these same great features (like George), you can get it with iHear Blu.
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