Bluetooth connectivity with cochlear implant

Holly Webster
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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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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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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.

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No smart phone. Also, the DVD player would not be able to connect to the smart phone.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I suggest you contact the hearing aid manufacturer to see how it might connect. Standard bluetooth devices do not connect to hearing aids. The aid needs to be able to pair with the device. iPhone has Accessibility built in, which is how the aids connect.
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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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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?
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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.

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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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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?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Yes - bluetooth microphone in the first post.
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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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?

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Yes Shaun, it can pair to anything.
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So in essence, you need a Bluetooth transmitter?
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/bluetooth-audio-transmitter

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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

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