Is Bluetooth® Technology the New Standard for Assistive Listening Systems?

Hearing loops and telecoil have long been the standard for assistive listening in public locations and have provided great benefits to people with hearing loss. Bluetooth® technology has now introduced Auracast™ broadcast audio, a new capability that enables an audio transmitter to broadcast to an unlimited number of nearby Bluetooth audio receivers. This new standard will enable public locations to stream high-quality, stereo audio directly to visitors with hearing instruments. Representatives from the hearing industry, including major hearing device manufacturers, system providers, operating system vendors, and consumer advocacy groups are working together with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) to ensure this new Bluetooth® standard for broadcast audio meets the growing need for consistent and always-present audio accessibility. What does this mean for the future of assistive listening technology and audio accessibility?

In this webinar, Chuck Sabin, Senior Director of Market Development at the Bluetooth SIG will discuss how Auracast™ broadcast audio will enable the next generation of assistive listening systems, help drive broader adoption of hearing assistance at public locations and help drive new audio experiences for everyone.

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