Hearing aid connectivity.

Jim Dow

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2009
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I have a 15" Macbook Pro, running Mojave 10.14.3.

Is it possible to connect to my hearing aids via bluetooth?

I have searched but there were 'no results'.

Thank you.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
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I'd never heard of bluetooth "connectivity" for hearing aids, but I guess one learns something new every day.

If your aids do have bluetooth, is there a way to turn it on/off?

If so, I'd try this:
1. Turn on BT "on the aids".
2. Open the BT preference pane
3. Turn on BT and see if it can "discover" the hearing aids.
4. Not sure what will happen next... ;)
 

Audit13

macrumors 601
Apr 19, 2017
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hearing aids have supported BT for a while. BT makes using a cellphone so much easier. Using a cellphone with hearing aids can cause a lot of feedback when holding the phone close to or against the hearing aids and BT eliminated this problem.

My friend has a top-of-the-line set from Costco and they would not pair with an 2013 13" Pro or 2015 Air.
 

a2jack

macrumors 6502
Feb 5, 2013
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My aids are "non cartel", and connect easily to all my Macs BT. Also work well with add on BT dongle for machine with no Bt.

Have your friend try an add on bt . they are cheap.
 

Audit13

macrumors 601
Apr 19, 2017
4,407
1,111
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My aids are "non cartel", and connect easily to all my Macs BT. Also work well with add on BT dongle for machine with no Bt.

Have your friend try an add on bt . they are cheap.
My friend tried again with no luck. Not a big issue at the moment since he can skype or facetime using his iPhone.