Bluetooth for Hearing Aids

NYTimes reports on Bluetooth, a hearing aid add on that allows hearing aids to connect with the cell phone’s Bluetooth. It’s supposed to reduce feedback noise that often accompanies hearing devices when making phone calls. The device costs $300. It’s bad enough hearing devices cost over a thousand dollars and many people can’t afford that. The add on only works with behind the ear hearing aid models and according to the article, only 30% of hearing aids fall in that category.
You can check out the user’s manual [pdf file]