How to connect hearing aids with Computers & Smartwatches?

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Last update on Jun, 20, 2022

Connect your hearing aid with your Computer

Connecting hearing aids via Bluetooth using your computer is a simple procedure.

  • First, make sure the hearing aids have Bluetooth enabled. Next, restart the hearing aids and place them near the computer. 
  • Next, go to settings, enable Bluetooth and select the hearing aids in the list of detected devices.
  • Lastly, wait for the two devices to connect.
  • Keep in mind that this procedure may change slightly depending on the hearing aid’s type, brand, and model.

Hearing Aid & MacBook (IOS)

To pair your hearing aids with your MacBook, you must:

  1. Go to your Apple menu, choose "System Preferences" and then "Bluetooth”.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth to start searching for nearby devices.
  3. Turn on pairing mode.
  4. When the name of the hearing aids appears in your MacBook’s device list, click on it to "Connect". Then, click on "Accept," and enter the code, if requested.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Hearing Aid & Windows

To pair your hearing aids with your Windows computer, you must:

  1. Click on start, click to open Settings
  2. Select Devices > Bluetooth
  3. Turn on Bluetooth and click to Add Devices (Make sure to reboot your hearing aids to turn on Bluetooth).
  4. Select your hearing aids from the list of devices
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing.

Keep in mind that the procedure may vary slightly depending on the device, model and brand.

Connect your hearing aid with your Tablet

To pair your hearing aids to a Tablet via Bluetooth, you must:

  1. Make sure enable Bluetooth on the device your want to connect.;
  2. Go into your Tablet’s Settings and enable Bluetooth;
  3. Select the hearing aids in the list of detected devices;
  4. Wait for the two devices to connect.

Keep in mind that the procedure may vary depending on the device, brand, and model.

Hearing Aid & Ipad Apple

To pair your hearing aids with your iPad, you must:

  1. Open your hearing aid battery compartment
  2. On your iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure Bluetooth is on.
  3. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing Aids.
  4. Close the hearing aid battery compartment
  5. When the device name is displayed under "MFi Devices" (this may take a few seconds), select it and follow the instructions to pair it.

Hearing Aid & Tablet Android

To pair your hearing aids with your Android tablet (versions 10.0 or later), you must:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Go to Connected Devices > Associate New Device;
  3. Select your hearing aids from the list of detected devices.
  4. Wait for devices to pair. 

Keep in mind that the procedure may vary slightly depending on the device, brand, and model. It may be necessary to download some apps to adjust devices previously connected to a Tablet.

How to connect hearing aids to your Smartwatch?

Although at times this might not suffice, hearing aids and smartwatches are generally compatible if they are both equipped with Bluetooth. That being said, smartwatches must also support certain features. For instance, if the smartwatch has an A2DP profile, the hearing aid can be used to listen to music, and if it has an HFP profile, it can be used to make phone calls. In such cases, it is possible to adjust your hearing aid directly from your smartwatch.

Connect your hearing aid to your Apple Watch

To pair your hearing aids with your Apple Watch, you must:

  1. Open Settings > Bluetooth on your Apple Watch.
  2. Restart the hearing aids and bring them closer to the watch.
  3. Click on the name of the device to connect them to your Apple Watch;
  4. Once it appears "Connected", you can start using all the functions of the watch, such as making phone calls or listening to music with the sound coming directly into the hearing aids.

Connect hearing aid to others smartwatches' brands

To pair your hearing aids with your Android device running Android 10.0 or later, you must

  1. Open the Settings app on your device;
  2. Click on Connected Devices > Associate New Device;
  3. Select your hearing aids from the list of available devices.

If you have more than one hearing aid: wait for the first device to connect, then click on the other hearing aid in the list of available devices.

Keep in mind that the procedure may vary slightly depending on the hearing aid type, brand, and model.

How to connect hearing aid with bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a short-range radio technology used to transmit data securely. This technology can replace a wired connection between the devices it connects. You can exchange documents, photos, videos and more, simply by pairing two devices. Thanks to this feature, it is also possible to connect your hearing aids to a phone, tablet, PC or any other Bluetooth-equipped device. By doing so, the audio arrives directly in the device, allowing you to make phone calls, watch TV or listen to anything coming from your devices directly and clearly. To benefit from this feature, make sure to enable Bluetooth on your hearing aids as well on the device you want to connect. Head over to the settings of your PC, tablet, phone, or Smart Watch to pair the devices. 

Does my hearing aid have a Bluetooth function?

Taking into account our need to be increasingly connected, newer versions of hearing aids are designed and built to support Bluetooth. Most Bluetooth compatible hearing aid models come in the format of receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing device. 

Instruction: How to connect step by step

To connect your hearing aids via Bluetooth:

  1. Go into the settings of the device you want to pair
  2. Enable Bluetooh, either in the device or in the hearing aids;
  3. Select your hearing aids in the list of devices;
  4. Wait for the devices to pair to use and adjust your hearing aids.
Do you want to connect your hearing aid to other devices?

If you would like to connect your hearing aid to a PC or smartwatch and are unable to do so, visit one of our Amplifon centres, our hearing specialists will be happy to help you. 

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