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Is the Oticon Opn hearing aid available with a telecoil option?

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Abram Bailey, AuD
Oticon just announced two new upcoming (June 2017) form factors with telecoil support: miniRITE-T and BTE13 PP. Here's a breakdown of what to expect. The new miniRITE-T model will be similar to the existing Oticon Opn miniRITE, with a slim body that sits behind the ear and a speaker (on the end of a thin wire) that sits inside your ear canal. The hearing... Read more

Are some telecoils better than others? The telecoil mode on my new Starkey Muse hearing aids isn't working as well as my previous hearing aids.

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Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD
To benefit from a telecoil in a hearing loop it needs to be a vertically oriented as worn on the ear – something that can be handled for use on the phone by modifying the position of handset - and the telecoil has to have a frequency response that closely matches the microphone sensitivity at equal input levels for the speech frequencies (60 dB SPL vs.... Read more

Does Phonak make a hearing aid with Bluetooth, telecoil, and rechargeable batteries?

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Abram Bailey, AuD
We recently added the Phonak Audéo B-R to our hearing aid review database. We're excited to see what customers will report, especially with regard to real world battery life. The B-R does not have a telecoil, and to my knowledge it is not directly compatible with smarphones like the iPhone. The B-R is compatible with the Phonak ComPilot II, ComPilot Air... Read more

Is there any point to getting the Resound LiNX2 962 model to have the telecoil?

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Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD
Absolutely! I highly recommend you obtain hearing aids that offer Bluetooth and telecoil technology. I have personally fit thousands of hearing aids with telecoils and worked with consumers around the country that have benefited from this feature.  While hearing aids have come a long way in the last decade, they do not give you normal hearing and most... Read more