Bluetooth technology has been available in hearing aids for a number of years with great success especially with cell phone conversations. Another common struggle reported by many users is difficulty understanding television and their friends/family report it’s very loud. To help with this issue, hearing aid manufacturers have created accessories to connect to the TV and stream the signal through the accessory to the hearing aids.
Now, Starkey Hearing Technologies and Amazon have partnered together to streamline this connection. Amazon has recently announced that their Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) has a feature to support Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA). The Fire TV cube (2nd Gen) can now stream audio directly to select Starkey enabled Bluetooth hearing aids without the use of an extra accessory. Amazon has also stated they expect to increase the hearing aids capable of this technology in the coming months, likely to more manufacturers.