How To Use A Hearing Aid With Your Cell Phone
Acclimating to using a hearing aid can take time and patience. However, once you've adjusted to wearing your device, it's important to know how to use it in social situations and other everyday activities. For example: what happens when you receive a phone call? How do you answer it? What if the person on the other end of the line needs to speak louder? Here are tips for answering these questions and more!
In this article, we will discuss how to use a hearing aid with phone so that you can get the most out of both devices!
Connecting Bluetooth To Your Cell Phone Or Mobile Device
To connect your Bluetooth hearing aid to a cell phone or mobile device, you must ensure Bluetooth is turned on. If it's not, turn it on now by following the steps provided by your cell phone or mobile device.
Most cell phones and mobile devices have an app that allows you to pair with other devices for easy access. For example, if you have an iPhone, open up Settings and then go to General > Accessibility > Hearing Aids > Connect Hearing Aid(s) via Bluetooth. This will open up a list of all nearby Bluetooth devices so you can pair them with your hearing aid(s).
Selecting "Connect Hearing Aid(s)" from this menu will start pairing mode in which blue lights flash briefly on both of your devices—this means they're communicating! To test whether they're talking successfully, try playing some music through one device while wearing another; if everything works properly, then there should be no delay between when sound plays through one source (like headphones) and when its counterpart arrives at another location (like speakers).
Receiving A Phone Call
The first thing you'll want to do is accept the call. You can do this in several ways, depending on how fancy your hearing aid is. Some hearing aids will let you tell them to accept the call, and they'll automatically answer it. Others require a little more work from your end:
- If your hearing aid doesn't have automatic answering capabilities, or if you don't like using them because of privacy concerns (for example, if someone besides yourself could hear the conversation), then there are other options for answering calls as well. You can press one of many buttons on the earpiece and ask for help from an operator who will connect you with your caller so that they can speak directly through their phone into yours.
- Another way to accept calls would be by using a wireless headset connected via Bluetooth; these headsets are designed specifically with convenience in mind—by connecting wirelessly through Bluetooth rather than through wires coming out of each earpiece directly into one's cell phone itself (as would be required when using traditional wired systems).
Making A Phone Call
When you want to make a phone call, follow these simple steps:
- Make sure your cell phone is on.
- Dial the number using your keypad. You may want to dial using the voice recognition feature if it's available on your phone, but that depends on how well it works for you in your particular environment and with the specific model of hearing aid you're using. If not, don't worry—it's easy enough to use regular numbers!
- Speak clearly into the microphone or directly into your hearing aid. If someone calls while they're in a loud environment (e.g., an airport), ask them if they can speak up because all of their background noise will be picked up by the microphone when they try calling back later on down the line as well as now during this initial conversation between parties involved directly with one another at all times during conversations taking place between them both online via text messages sent back and forth between each other whether face-to-face over lunch breaks from work together every day.