LE Audio and the Future of Hearing

Learn how Bluetooth® LE Audio will improve the lives of people with hearing loss and introduce a new generation of hearing aids and assistive listening systems.

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At all life stages, communication and good hearing health connect us to each other, our communities, and the world.

LE Audio introduced to improve lives of people with hearing loss

LE Audio adds support for the development of standard Bluetooth hearing aids as well as support for AuracastTM broadcast audio, which is expected to enable the next generation of Assistive Listening Systems (ALS).

MORE, AND BETTER, BLUETOOTH®
HEARING AIDS

Support for Bluetooth technology in hearing aids to date has been based on proprietary implementations. As a result, relatively few hearing aids include Bluetooth technology and compatibility is limited. By standardizing support for Bluetooth technology within hearing aids, LE Audio increases availability of Bluetooth hearing aids and enables true global interoperability. Thanks to LE Audio, people with hearing loss will be able to realize the same benefits of Bluetooth audio enjoyed by users of standard Bluetooth headphones and earbuds, including wireless calling, listening, and watching.

AN ADVANCED NEW TYPE OF ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM

While current Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs), such as inductive loops, have been providing tremendous benefit to people with hearing loss, they suffer from a number of challenges, including quality, cost, spill-over, and privacy issues, that have limited deployment. Auracast broadcast audio will enable an advanced new type of Assistive Listening System with higher audio quality and greater privacy that avoids spill-over challenges and will be significantly easier and lower cost to deploy.

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Introducing Auracast Broadcast Audio

Auracast broadcast audio is a new Bluetooth® capability that will deliver life-changing audio experiences.

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