Connectivity allows us to connect with other devices. The high-end hearing aids have three classes:
a- Connectivity between the two headphones: binaural communication is used to improve coordination between devices and spatial information. The technology that allows this exchange of information is based on the near field magnetic induction, which allows an information exchange of up to 21 times per second with a minimum energy consumption.
b - Connectivity with other devices: the connection is usually through Bluetooth waves at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, with a range of several meters.
Most devices need an intermediate device to connect with the headphones. New i-Phones have direct connection.
You can use smartphones, desktop phones, computers, televisions, music equipment, remote controls and microphones,
c- Connectivity with the internet: it is the newest. The IFTTT community (If This Then That) has been developed. They are a series of applications made by different manufacturers that are downloaded to the mobile. Internet goes to the mobile phone and from the mobile phone to the hearing aids. Applications can be many: alert when there is a low battery in the hearing aid or someone calls the doorbell door, open the lights when we enter the car, ... The limits are still to be discovered.
Connectivity with smartphones, tablets, computers, TV, music equipment, ...
Direct connectivity with I-Phones and I-Pads
Connectivity with internet through IFTTT (If This Then That)
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