Tips to enjoy music with hearing aids

Last update on Aug, 22, 2023

Enjoying music with hearing loss

Is it true that many profoundly deaf people find enjoyment in music? Absolutely. They simply access it in different ways.

In situations of severe hearing loss, you may notice that the rhythm sounds flat or that it is more difficult to distinguish the instruments or understand the lyrics of the songs.

In this case, hearing aids, often equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, offer a solution by assisting the wearer in capturing sounds that might otherwise go unnoticed, such as high-frequency notes in classical music.

How to listen to music and audio with hearing aids

Even in cases of severe hearing loss, it is possible to listen to music with hearing aids. Technology is making great strides; Furthermore, both smartphones and hearing aids often have new features that allow better signal transmission, especially for those with serious hearing problems.

Hearing aids with Bluetooth

How to listen to music with hearing aids that have Bluetooth technology?

The "ampli-connect" hearing aids are very innovative and connect simply and intuitively to the TV's, smartphones and stereos, allowing for direct listening through the hearing aid. Furthermore, thanks to the Amplifon app, it is possible to control all the listening functions at any time.

To do this, go to the tablet or smartphone settings and select the "Bluetooth" functionality. It is important to verify that Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Once enabled, pair the hearing aids and select them from the list of available devices.

Hearing aids without Bluetooth

If you want to listen to music with a hearing aid without using Bluetooth devices, here are a few good tips to get the best experience possible. 

  • use good quality headphones
  • set the equalizer to suit your preferences, and
  • listen to music in a quiet environment to prevent background noise from interfering with your listening experience;
  • do not exceed 85 decibels, as this could potentially harm your ears.

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Tips for listening to music with hearing aids

There are various tips and techniques you can put into practice to enhance your music listening experience through hearing aids, whether you're at a concert or enjoying music at home.

High quality headphones vs hearing aids

For optimal music enjoyment, investing in high-quality headphones is key to receiving exceptional sound. You can select headphones that align with your budget, as there are certainly outstanding options with a favorable quality-to-price ratio. High-quality headphones prioritize audio excellence, delivering a clear and detailed sound that can significantly enhance your music listening experience. Additionally, for individuals with hearing difficulties, opting for a quality hearing aid is also reccomended.

Sound system

To improve your listening experience, it is important to take your audio system into consideration:

In fact, all hearing aids contain a small integrated sound system designed to amplify and enhance environmental sounds to help people with hearing loss hear better.

The audio system is generally composed of:

  • a microphone to capture surrounding sounds
  • an amplifier to increase the volume of sounds
  • a speaker to transmit amplified sounds into the user's ear.

We should point out that modern hearing aids also often include advanced technologies to further improve the user's hearing experience, including but not limited to:

  • noise reduction
  • personalisation.


The equaliser in hearing aids is a fundamental tool for the hearing experience because it allows personalised optimization of the amplified sound to adapt to the user's hearing needs. This custom adjustment can be made by an audiologist when programming your hearing aids or by your yourself, depending on the type of device you have.

Adjust the volume

Volume adjustment in hearing aids is a key feature that allows the user to increase or decrease sound amplification to suit their needs.

Most hearing aids allow manual volume control: through a button, a wheel or other types of physical adjustment devices, the user can adjust the volume to increase or decrease the sound amplification in real time.

It is also possible to set personalised programs: the audiologist or other hearing professional will program the hearing aid based on specific needs (for example, the adjustment of the frequency response curve and general amplification), taking into account the user's preferences and hearing loss.

Hearing aids can also be adjusted via remote controls (for example, a mobile application or remote control), allowing the user to adjust the volume and settings directly from their mobile device.

Finally, some hearing aid models automatically change their settings based on the surrounding environment.

Adhesive tape

Hearing aids and adhesive tape are not an appropriate combination for listening to music.

Duct tape is an adhesive material used for various purposes and it is not designed for listening to music. Furthermore, it is good to remember that using adhesive tape on hearing aids could damage them or compromise them, obstructing the microphones and speakers.

If you want to listen to music, it is advisable to use devices specially designed for this purpose, such as Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Focusing on the other senses

If you also want to focus on your other senses while listening to music, you can create a multisensory experience by involving sight, touch and taste.

If you want to add a visual element to your listening, you can create a visual atmosphere that synchronises with the music, using colored lights or bright projectors. You can also enjoy music videos and live concerts synchronised with the music you're listening to.

Even playing a musical instrument while listening to music can help you experience sound in a more interactive and tactile way. Likewise, dancing in response to musical auditory stimulation can enhance hearing the melody through the body.

It is also recommended to meditate while listening to music, closing your eyes and focusing on hearing and feeling the music flowing through your body.

Furthermore, there are sensory experiences that engage multiple senses, like savouring food or drinks while listening to music in order to offer a synesthetic experience.

Consider assistive listening devices (ALDs)

Some hearing aids are capable of functioning as assistive listening devices. These devices can receive the audio signal directly from a transmitter connected to an audio source, such as a TV or a stereo, improving the clarity of the audio. This option may be useful for listening to music through hearing aids.
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The importance of the audiologist

Consulting with an audiologist to optimise your hearing aid settings is crucial for an enhanced music listening experience. Additionally, maintaining routine checkups and utilizing the array of hearing aid features, including live adjustments, specialised music programmes, and diverse streaming options, can further enhance your musical enjoyment.

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