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Bluetooth Hearing Assistance

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tLOOP Neck Loop
XTRA stereo

Bluetooth T-coil Headset Comparison Guide

TecEar's "Bluetooth T-coil Headset Comparison Guide" is designed as a quick reference to assist in assessing the similarities and differences between various Bluetooth products.

Bluetooth Hearing Assistance Headsets provide people with hearing loss, who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, wireless, hands-free hearing assistance while using a Bluetooth enabled cell phone or computer.

Some users prefer T-coil (telecoil) inductive ear hooks because of their louder signal strength while others favor neck loops for ease-of-use.

If you have questions or would like help making your selection, please feel free to contact TecEar: Info@TecEar.com

 

Artone
Bluetooth Loopset v3

Quattro
Bluetooth Amplified Neck Loop

Beetle H-3ST Stereo
with single or twin stereo ear hooks and neck loop

TecEar recommended

Beetle XTRA
stereo

  Artone Bluetooth Neck Loop with built-in microphone and four interchangeable colored faceplates. ClearSounds Quattro Amplified Neck Loop Beetle H-3ST Stereo Bluetooth lapel clip transceiver headset. Beetle XTRA Twin

Price

$129.00

$159.00

$119.00 Single ear hook
$129.00 Twin ear hooks
$169.00 Single + Neck Loop
$179 Twin + Neck Loop

$169.00

Use

Bluetooth
cell phone (telephony only)

Bluetooth
cell phone, music phone
Bluetooth stereo audio player
Bluetooth computer audio / Skype

Bluetooth
cell phone, music phone
Bluetooth stereo audio player
Bluetooth computer audio / Skype

Bluetooth
cell phone, music phone
Bluetooth stereo audio player
Bluetooth computer audio / Skype

Style

Powered neck loop

Amplified neck loop

Light weight
neck loop and single or twin ear hooks

Dual stereo earphones
(un-aided use)

Bluetooth Version

version 2.0 +ERD

2.0

version 1.2

version 1.2

Bluetooth Profiles

Headset
(HSP)
Hands-Free
(HFP)

Headset
(HSP)
Hands-Free
(HFP)
Advanced Audio Distribution
(A2DP)
Audio Visual Remote Control
(AVRCP)

Headset
(HSP)
Hands-Free
(HFP)
Advanced Audio Distribution
(A2DP)
Audio Visual Remote Control
(AVRCP)

Headset
(HSP)
Hands-Free
(HFP)
Advanced Audio Distribution
(A2DP)

Voice Tags

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

Last Number Redial

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

Yes
(phone dependent)

 

Artone
Bluetooth Loopset v3

Quattro
Bluetooth Amplified Neck Loop

Beetle H-3ST Stereo
with single or twin stereo ear hooks and neck loop

Beetle XTRA
stereo

Hearing Loss

Mild to Moderate

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Volume

●●●○○
(neck loop)

●●●●○
(neck loop)

●●●●○
(neck loop)

●●●●●
(ear hook)

●●●●●
(ear phone)

Volume Control

Button
- step increments linked to cell phone volume level

Button
- step increments linked to cell phone volume level

plus

Rotary dial
- continuous adjustment, independent of cell phone

Joystick
- step increments linked to cell phone volume level

Button
- step increments linked to cell phone volume level

Mono / Stereo

Mono

Mono
Merged Stereo (A2DP)

Mono
Stereo (A2DP)

Mono
Stereo (A2DP)

Built-in Microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-function
"Talk" Button

Centered on front

Left side

Left side

Located on in-line barrel connector

Ring Tones

Plays pre-defined Artone ring tone only

Plays pre-defined Quattro ring tone only

Plays pre-defined Beetle ring tone only

Plays pre-defined Beetle ring tone only

Wire Color

Black

Black

Black

Black

 

Artone
Bluetooth Loopset v3

Quattro
Bluetooth Amplified Neck Loop

Beetle H-3ST Stereo
with single or twin stereo ear hooks and neck loop

Beetle XTRA
stereo

Talk Time*

up to 15 hrs.*

up to 3 hrs with neck loop*
up to 13 hrs with earbuds/earphone

up to 4 hrs.*

up to 4 hrs.*

Stand-by Time*

up to 380 hrs.*

up to 120 hrs.*

up to 70 hrs.*

up to 70 hrs.*

Reception / Clarity

●●●○○

●●●●●

●●●●●

●●●●○

Battery Powered

Built-in:
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable battery

Built-in:
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable battery

Built-in:
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable battery

Built-in:
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable battery

Wall Socket
Power Adapter

Universal wall outlet to USB power transformer - U.S.-2 prong plug

Universal wall outlet to USB power transformer - U.S.-2 prong plug

Universal wall outlet power transformer charger

Universal wall outlet power transformer charger

Car Power Adapter - USB

Yes

Yes

No

No

USB Charge Cable

USB charge cable

USB charge cable

No

No

Accessories

3 interchangeable faceplates:
   red, blue, black

Adjustable neck loop

Single ear hook
Twin stereo ear hooks
Neck Loop

-

T-coil Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Manufacturer Warranty

2 year (new Feb. 09)

1 year

1 year

1 year

 

Artone
Bluetooth Loopset v3

Quattro
Bluetooth Amplified Neck Loop

Beetle H-3ST Stereo
with single or twin stereo ear hooks and neck loop

Beetle XTRA
stereo

* May vary due to use, network and mobile phone settings

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