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Bluetooth connectivity with cochlear implant

My daughter has a cochlear implant and hearing aid with a necklace/microphone that pair via bluetooth. Her portable DVD player does not have bluetooth (nor does our home DVD player). Is there a way I can make her DVD player bluetooth compatible, so she can have the sound go directly to her cochlear implant/hearing aid? I have seen the Bluetooth Adapters, but they don't say whether they would work with a portable DVD player. Thank you in advance for your help.
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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

Do you / she have a smart phone?  And then is there a hearing aid App for this smart phone?

My own app says "Craft your own connections" and shows a variety of devices. I get phone calls via the app, for example and that works well.

That is where I would start.
Holly Webster

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No smart phone. Also, the DVD player would not be able to connect to the smart phone.
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Holly Webster

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Both the hearing aid and the cochlear have bluetooth connectivity through the microphone. I just need to make the DVD player have bluetooth so I can connect them. Thanks for your suggestions.
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John

I understand the first part, but the bluetooth device has to pair with the aids. As I noted earlier, standard bluetooth does not par. Can you see (from the hearing aid manufacturer) about DVD players that will do this?
John

I did some looking for you and newer devices appear to have accessibility features.

https://community.sony.com/t5/4K-Ultra-HD-TV/Hearing-aids-and-this-TV/td-p/399146

Worth considering.
Holly Webster

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Thank you John for finding this, however her DVD is a portable unit with no TV. Her cochlear and hearing aid are bluetooth ready by using a Clearsounds Quatro 4.0 microphone from the manufacturer of both hearing units. I just need the DVD player to become bluetooth compatible without having to buy a new one by using a bluetooth adapter/transmitter like this one (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KO1JNCA?psc=1). I was looking to see if anyone had use one of these transmitters with a standalone DVD player and if it would work with a small standalone DVD player. I guess I will just buy one and see or buy a new portable bluetooth DVD player. Thanks again for your help.
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John

I know that I posted a TV, but I think you need a newer DVD to handle the hearing aid connection. I cannot find a device to mate non-accessible devices to hearing aids.

I do understand you issue and I will keep watch.
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Do you have the option to pair these device to anything?
John

Yes - bluetooth microphone in the first post.
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Shaun Vermaak

My question is to OP and my question is not if it is Bluetooth or not. Some Bluetooth device can only pair to proprietary devices

@OP: Do you have the option to pair these device to anything?
Holly Webster

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Yes Shaun, it can pair to anything.
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Holly Webster

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Yes, that is what I was thinking, but none of them said they could be used with a portable DVD, so I wanted to check first. Thanks! I'll order one today.
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Two different workable solutions provided