There is a neat little product available that enables non-Bluetooth audio sources to transmit Bluetooth signals. The ClearSounds QLink is a stereo Bluetooth transmitter that connects to any non-Bluetooth TV, i-Pod, CD player, laptop, etc via a 3.5mm stereo jack and then wirelessly transmits the audio to compatible Bluetooth receivers, such as the Quattro Bluetooth neckloop, with A2DP technology. For example, if you have a patient who currently uses a Quattro Bluetooth neckloop who wants to listen to their TV via their hearing instruments, rather than investing in a traditional TV listening system, the QLink is a viable option to consider. Simply pair the QLink to the Quattro Bluetooth neckloop, plug the QLink directly into the 3.5mm headset jack of an analog TV set (or via RCA style connector), and the user will be able to receive audio wirelessly from the TV. The QLink offers an operating range of 30 feet with an in-use time of about 7 hours.
The QLink is compatible with any Bluetooth receiver that supports A2DP technology. What is A2DP? A2DP stands for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile which is a special technology that allows streaming of CD-quality audio from one device to another via Bluetooth technology. Not all Bluetooth devices support A2DP technology and it will be necessary to consult manual or feature listings of Bluetooth devices to determine if the QLink will potentially work with that Bluetooth device.