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What is Auracast?

It’s a new wireless connectivity platform created by Bluetooth that lets you to listen to shared audio on compatible devices. An Auracast transmitter sends audio to unlimited in-range receivers and delivers clear audio in public settings, including theaters and lecture halls. It’s also helpful if you’re flying with hearing aids.

How Does Auracast Work with Hearing Aids?

An Auracast transmitter delivers a broadcast to compatible receivers, such as hearing aids and wireless headphones. The available broadcast appears on receiving devices similar to Wi-Fi networks, in which you select your desired audio stream to connect to hear the sound. You’ll require an Auracast Assistant device to link your devices to the broadcast.

Auracast-Compatible Devices


  • Televisions
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Public address system

Assistant devices:

  • Smartphones
  • Smartwatches
  • Hearing aid remotes


Benefits of Using Auracast

Improved accessibility: Auracast isn’t dependent upon your physical location. Once you’ve paired your hearing aids to a network, you won’t have to worry about dead zones or spotty audio.

Reduced background noise: Connecting to a public address system allows you to stream audio directly to your hearing devices so your ears don’t have to contend with background sounds.

Audio-sharing capability: You can share audio with others if your smartphone is an Auracast transmitter. Listen to music and watch shows without sharing headphones.

Reduced battery drain: Using Bluetooth hearing aids can eat up your hearing aid batteries, especially if you stream throughout the day. Auracast requires less power than traditional Bluetooth technology so you can use it without wearing out the battery.

Reliable audio distribution: Listen to audio via Auracast from anywhere in a venue. You won’t have to worry about getting the best seat to hear a performance or wonder if you missed an important announcement at an airport.

How Will Hearing Experiences Change with Auracast?

The platform continues to develop and improve as it becomes more commonplace. That doesn’t mean hearing loops and telecoils are going away as both systems have advantages. Auracast needs a specific version of Bluetooth technology, but you can upgrade your hearing aids without replacing them to suit the system.

Learn More About Auracast at Hearing Associates

Our staff are committed to keeping you informed of the latest industry developments. We encourage questions to ensure you make educated decisions about your hearing health.

Please contact Hearing Associates and schedule an appointment if you have questions about Auracast and how to use it.