How Can I Use Hearing Aids During Conference Calls?

2024-04-16 | Hearing Aids

In today’s increasingly remote and hybrid work environments, effective communication during conference calls is crucial for productivity and career success.

For professionals experiencing hearing loss, this can pose unique challenges. However, with the right hearing aids and assistive technology, you can enhance your ability not only to hear but also to perform optimally during conference calls.

We often encounter professionals who wonder whether they can effectively use their hearing aids during conference calls. The good news is, it’s not only possible but also straightforward with today’s technology.

Connecting Your Hearing Aids to Your Computer

Bluetooth Capability: Many modern hearing aids come equipped with Bluetooth technology, allowing for a wireless connection directly to your computer or smartphone. This setup lets you receive audio from conference calls directly into your hearing aids, ensuring clarity and reducing background noise.

1. Setting Up:

To connect, simply turn on the Bluetooth function on your device and pair it with your hearing aids, much like you would with wireless headphones.

2. Adjustments:

Ensure your computer’s audio settings are configured to send sound to your hearing aids. You might need to select them as the default playback device in your sound settings.

Wired Connections: For hearing aids without Bluetooth, some models offer the possibility to connect via audio cables, though this is less common with newer technology. If your hearing aids support a wired connection, your audiologist can provide you with the necessary cables and instructions.

Benefits of Using Hearing Aids on Conference Calls

Enhanced Clarity: Hearing aids can significantly improve speech clarity, helping you understand each word without straining, which is especially important in professional settings where miscommunication can have serious implications.

Increased Engagement: With improved hearing, you can participate more actively in discussions. This engagement is not only beneficial for your productivity but also enhances your presence in the team, making sure your contributions are heard and valued.

Noise Management: Advanced hearing aids often come with features that help manage background noise, which can be particularly useful in busy office environments or when working from home with potential distractions.

Making the Most of Your Hearing Aids at Work

Here are some ways to ensure optimal performance of your hearing aids during work hours:

Regular Maintenance:

Keep your hearing aids clean and check for any required updates or adjustments.

Battery Management:

Ensure your hearing aids are fully charged or have fresh batteries before long calls.

Utilize Additional Features:

Many hearing aids come with customizable settings that can be adjusted for specific environments, such as quiet offices or noisy conference rooms.

Need Professional Hearing Care?

If you’re considering hearing aids for work or need assistance optimizing your current aids for professional use, SLENT Hearing & Balance Center is here to help. We offer comprehensive hearing assessments and personalized care plans designed to meet your specific auditory needs, ensuring you can perform your best, both in and out of the office.

Don’t let hearing loss hold you back in your professional life. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment, or request a callback to discuss how we can support your hearing health and career success.

​Contact SLENT Hearing & Balance Center now to enhance your work life with the best hearing care solutions! 

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, FAAA

J.J. was born in Wichita, KS, and was brought up in a Marine Corps family. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Marine Corps after high school and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. After going to college at Southeastern Louisiana University, he went to graduate school and got his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Soon after, he started his career in audiology and became board certified in Audiology.

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