Podcasts + Direct Streaming = Perfect Audio Entertainment

What are podcasts?

Podcasts are (usually) free online audio content that you can download onto your desktop or mobile device, and enjoy at your leisure.  The variety of podcasts available online are seemingly endless, and there is something for everyone.

Commercial media outlets and radio stations are producing plenty of top-quality podcasts.  But there are even more available from private individuals and groups eager to share their content with the world.  Oftentimes podcast sources allow their listeners the chance to subscribe to their channel so that as new podcasts are made available, you will automatically be alerted.

What’s the best way to store your podcasts?

Of course you can simply download and save your chosen podcasts onto your preferred devices. However, podcast management tools and apps are also available to help you not only file away your favorites, but also indicate when you have already heard a podcast. They’ll even help you find more podcasts that match your listening preferences.

Podcasts and hearing aids

As modern premium hearing aids increasingly become more versatile wearable gadgets they are also making it easier than ever for wearers to enjoy audio  like podcasts directly from their personal devices, and with better sound quality than ever.

Many hearing aids allow wearers to stream audio from their smartphones and other sound sources via an intermediate streaming accessory that is typically worn around the neck. The streamer device converts the audio signal via Bluetooth® and relays it to the hearing aids.

Direct streaming

Even more sophisticated hearing aids enable direct streaming from a paired mobile iOS® device, eliminating the need for the intermediary accessory. As soon as you play an audio file on your iPhone®, the audio is transmitted directly to your hearing aids via low-energy Bluetooth technology. The hearing aids automatically switch to the streaming settings and essentially transform themselves into a high-end wireless headset. The transition occurs seamlessly and without the need for the wearer to push any buttons on the hearing aids. Depending on your preferences, the hearing aids can be programmed so that even while streaming audio from your iPhone environmental sounds remain audible — just at a significantly lower volume.

We live in a time when we have access to an unimaginable amount of information and entertainment content, and much of it in the form of podcasts. Thankfully, sophisticated hearing aid technology like our Pure® 13 BT are keeping pace so that you can enjoy your favorite podcasts effortlessly.