NHS Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bluetooth compatible hearing aids are now available through the NHS. Use Bluetooth to connect your hearing aids to your compatible smartphone, tablet & more.


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Connect to your digital world

danalogic Ambio Smart hearing aids are Bluetooth-enabled to allow direct streaming. This means you can connect your hearing aids wirelessly to your smart device to enjoy calls, music, and audio directly through your hearing aids. So whether you’re catching up with a friend or listening to a news app, you can feel confident that you’ve heard every word.

Bluetooth capability also removes the need for wearing headphones – you can discreetly listen to music or watch videos in public and no one will know what or who you’re listening to.1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my smartphone or tablet compatible with danalogic NHS hearing aids?

Most Bluetooth-enabled Apple and android devices are compatible with danalogic NHS hearing aids. If you are unsure, you can ask your audiologist or visit the GN App Support page to check if your device is compatible.

What can I do if my smartphone or tablet is not compatible with my danalogic NHS hearing aids?

If your smartphone or tablet is not compatible but is Bluetooth-enabled, you can still stream wirelessly from it to your danalogic NHS hearing aids using a Phone Clip+. This is a small electronic device that connects to your smart device and hearing aids to stream the sound and allows for two way calling. In addition to steaming audio, the Phone Clip+ can be used as a remote control. So you can adjust the volume or scroll between programs on your danalogic NHS hearing aids, without even touching them.2

Your audiologist may refer to the Phone Clip+ as a ‘wireless accessory’. It’s part of a whole family of wireless devices that can help you to get the best out of your NHS hearing aids.

How do I connect my hearing aids to an Apple device?

Before you can start using the Bluetooth features of your danalogic NHS hearing aids you need to link them with your device. This is often referred to as ‘pairing’. To pair your hearing aids to an Apple device (such as an iPhone or iPad), please follow these instructions:1,3

  1. Turn your hearing aids off.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth by going to the ‘Settings’ menu on your Apple device. The slider turns green when you activate Bluetooth.
  3. Go back to the main ‘Settings’ menu and then, tap on ‘Accessibility’.
  4. Scroll down to ‘Hearing Devices’.
  5. Turn your hearing aids on. Now, your Apple device will be able to detect your hearing aids.
  6. Tap on ‘Pair’. If you have two hearing aids, you will need to ‘accept’ twice.
  7. Go to the App Store and search for the ‘BeMore’ app.
  8. Download the BeMore app, open it and tap ‘Get Started’.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect to the app. You are now ready to go!

Please note, these images show the screens displayed on iOS 13 or newer apple devices only:

Bluetooth Hearings Aids How to pair hearing aids with Bluetooth device

How do I connect my hearing aids to an android device?

Before you can start using the Bluetooth features of your danalogic NHS hearing aids you need to link them with your device. This is often referred to as ‘pairing’. To pair your hearing aids to an android device, please follow these instructions:1,3

  1. Go to the Google Play Store, search for the ‘BeMore’ app and download it.
  2. Once downloaded, open the app and tap ‘Get Started’.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect. You are now ready to go!

I have a new hearing aid – how do I re-pair it to my Apple or android device?

If one or both of your hearing aids have been replaced, you will need to re-pair them to your smart device.

For Apple products:

  1. Start by removing the old hearing aids by going to the ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Accessibility’.
  3. Select ‘Hearing Devices’.
  4. Tap on your hearing aids, scroll down, and tap on ‘Forget this device’.
  5. Turn your new hearing aids off and on again and press pair. You will need to do this twice if you are wearing two hearing aids.

For Android products:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the ‘Settings’ menu, then hold the Bluetooth icon for 2 seconds.
  2. Hold the settings icon for ‘Hearing Aids’ for 2 seconds.
  3. Select ‘Forget’.
  4. Open the ‘BeMore’ menu.
  5. Select ‘Pair new hearing aids’ then follow step 2 above.

Is Bluetooth safe to use?

As with any new technology, people may feel nervous about using Bluetooth until it has been categorically proven as “safe”. Over the last 20 years scientists have been researching the effects of using mobile phones and other devices that use radio waves, a type of electromagnetic radiation.4,5 When we hear ‘radiation’ our minds may jump to UV rays in sunlight or x-rays, and the potential risks associated with them, however, there are many types of radiation. X-rays are high energy ‘ionizing’ radiation, which can cause damage to cells in the body. Bluetooth on the other hand is much lower energy ‘non-ionizing’ radiation – in fact, it has a billion times less energy than ionizing radiation!5

Due to Bluetooth’s low energy, scientists have advised that is does not cause harm to people. Studies in large groups of people have shown that there is not an increased risk of cancer if you are exposed to non-ionizing radiation.5,6 Mobile phones also use non-ionizing radiation, but research has shown that they emit less of this when being used with wireless/Bluetooth headsets.7

Danalogic bluetooth hearing aids

Life is so much more enjoyable when you can hear what’s going on around you. If you have been diagnosed with a hearing loss your audiologist may recommend that you try wearing one or two NHS hearing aids.8,9 Danalogic are proud to provide two types of Bluetooth-enabled, digital NHS hearing aids:

Danalogic Ambio Smart

This new Bluetooth-enabled digital hearing aid is the latest edition to the danalogic family, featuring:

  • Binaural directionality III with spatial sense
  • Inbuilt tinnitus sound generator
  • Automatic feedback reduction
  • Impulse noise reduction program
  • Direct audio streaming

Danalogic Ambio

The original danalogic Bluetooth-enabled digital hearing aid, designed exclusively for the NHS, featuring:

  • Binaural directionality
  • Inbuilt tinnitus sound generator
  • Automatic feedback reduction
  • Noise reduction program

Help with your hearing aid

Our support and care page provides handy user guides and video tutorials for all danalogic NHS hearing aids, accessories, and apps. So whether you’re unsure about how to use your NHS hearing aid, looking for top tips to maintain it, or want step-by-step instructions to pair a wireless accessory, we’ve got it covered.

Are you an NHS Audiologist?

If you would like more information about danalogic NHS hearing aids, wireless accessories and apps, or to book a demonstration please get in touch. You can also explore our Professional Portal to access useful support materials.

References

1. DanalogicGN. Danalogic Ambio Smart; Your new Bluetooth hearing aids. UK09.03 A 01.2022. Available at: https://www.danalogic.co.uk/up... (accessed March 2022);

2. DanalogicGN. User Guide Phone Clip+. 400227245GB-18.07-Rev.B. Available at: https://www.danalogic.co.uk/up... (accessed March 2022);

3. DanalogicGN. Get connected quick guide. M102849GB-21.03-Rev.A. Available at: https://www.danalogic.co.uk/up... (accessed March 2022);

4. NHS 111 Wales. Mobile phone safety. July 2021. Available at: https://111.wales.nhs.uk/Mobil... (accessed March 2022);

5. US Food and Drug Administration. Radio Frequency Radiation and Cell Phones. February 2020. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/radiation-... (accessed March 2022);

6. Cancer Research UK. News digest – online prostate cancer predictor, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook and Bluetooth headphones. March 2019. Available at: https://news.cancerresearchuk.... (accessed March 2022);

7. Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Public Health. How to Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones. Available at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Progra... (accessed March 2022);

8. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing Aids. July 2015. Available at: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/site... (accessed March 2022);

9. Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). Get your hearing tested. Available at: https://rnid.org.uk/informatio... (accessed March 2022).


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