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Are there any hearing aids that allow you to take calls from an Apple Watch directly through the Apple Watch's cellular network connection?

Monica Barnes, AuD

Hearing Healthcare Provider

09 April 2018 - 4.57K Views

Starkey hearing aids (Halo hearing aids) allow for this. It is actually pretty neat all that you can be connected to with these small devices that not only help you hear better but connect you to more in your world/environment. 

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Joe Baker, MA


09 April 2018 - 4.6K Views

Unsure about the Apple Watch cellular network. I have fit both Signia and Phonak instruments that stream Bluetooth. The Phonak Audeo B Directs allow you to answer calls by pressing the button on your hearing aid without having to even touch your phone. Currently, these features work best on Phonak's MFA (made for all) platform that integrates with both Android and iPhone. Signia's Nx and Charge&Go hearing aids work well with iPhone, but not yet with Android.

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Julie Norin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

09 April 2018 - 4.61K Views

I believe Starkey is the only manufacturer that allows for streaming audio from the watch (with limitations). The other manufacturers that are "made for iPhone" only allow for use of their App (based on manufacturer), which would allow for adjustments to the hearing aids such as volume and program selection - but not streaming audio. I would expect this will change in time.

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