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Tech of the Month: Bluetooth Neckloop (BTH 1410-NL Bluetooth Neckloop)

Phone calls directly to your hearing device

Do you want to have a phone call without having the volume turned up so high that everyone else can hear your conversation? Or listen to music on your tablet or laptop? Bluetooth neckloops might be the answer for you, and we’ve just added the Amplicomms BTH 1410-NL Bluetooth neckloop to our Technology Test Drive!

The first thing you need to do is check with your audiologist if your hearing aid or implant has a T or MT setting. If it does, the neckloop can send the sound directly into your ears. Bluetooth neckloops also have microphones built in and can be used to make calls.

What you may like about Bluetooth neckloops

Bluetooth neckloops can be used with any kind of hearing aid or implant, as long as it has the T setting, and you don’t need receivers or other equipment!

Some of you have told us that using a Bluetooth neckloop on the T setting means you can’t hear anything else but the product you’re connected to. This can make it difficult to engage with things around you. The BTH 1410-NL Bluetooth neckloop has a great solution for this! It has a button which can pause what you are listening to and turn the neckloop into a microphone. This can be extremely useful when you want to quickly switch between chatting with friends and listening to music!

It’s also rechargeable and can be worn without others noticing. This might make your friends wonder how you can answer calls without even touching your phone!

Here’s how to set it up…

  • Put the neckloop around your neck and switch it on
  • Turn on the Bluetooth connection on your mobile phone or music device
  • Connect the neckloop to your mobile phone or music device
  • Make a phone call or play music on your device

Interested in borrowing Bluetooth neckloops?

All you have to do is visit the Technology Test Drive website and go to mobile phone accessories. We’re looking for deaf young people like you to help us test and evaluate new tech that could help you! If you like the idea of this or have any questions, send us an email at youngmember@ndcs.org.uk.

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