How to Use a Bluetooth Headset With Dragon Naturally Speaking 9

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How to Use a Bluetooth Headset With Dragon Naturally Speaking 9
You can use approved Bluetooth headsets with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9. (bluetooth speakerphone image by gajatz from

Bluetooth compatibility was introduced to Dragon NaturallySpeaking in version 9. You can use a Bluetooth headset to speak to the software and control your computer by voice commands. This helps if you can't be near your computer when you want to control it. The software sees the Bluetooth headset like any other microphone. The only additional step you need to perform is changing the speech model so NaturallySpeaking will compensate for the reduced sound quality in Bluetooth headsets.

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  1. 1

    Confirm that your model of Bluetooth headset is approved for use by Nuance. To see if your headset is compatible, click the "Hardware Compatibility List" in the "References" section below.

  2. 2

    Pair the Bluetooth headset with your computer. In Windows, click the "Start" button, then select "Control Panel," then select "Hardware and Sound." Click "Add a device" and follow the on-screen directions.

  3. 3

    Select "Bluetooth 8Khz" under the "Advanced" dialogue box during user account creation when you set up Dragon Naturally Speaking 9. This setting gives the best performance with Bluetooth headsets.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't have Bluetooth built in on your computer, you may need to use a Bluetooth USB adaptor.

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