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How well does the ReSound LiNX2 9 RIE 62 work with an Android smartphone? Are there any limitations compared to an iPhone?

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Dan Schwartz

Hearing Aid and Assistive Device Engineer and Dispenser

27 August 2016 - 3155 Views

ReSound LiNX, Enzo, LiNX², and Enzo², and Beltone First, Legend, Boost, & Boost+ hearing aids work well with compatible Android phones. However, with Android there is no A2DP stereo streaming. From the ReSound Smart Hearing Aid Compatibility page:ReSound Smart is compatible with the following Android devices**:Please note: Direct stereo streaming, which is available via the iOS platform, is not currently available through Android platforms at this time. Android users can stream stereo audio using the ReSound Unite Phone Clip+ which allows you to... Read more

Which cell phone platform - iPhone or Android - offers the best benefits when used with the Oticon Opn?

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Alexandra Tarvin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Easley

26 April 2018 - 281 Views

The iPhone connects directly to the Oticon Opn platform for phone calls and music and has streaming to both ears. For phone calls, you still have to use the mouth piece of your phone for the person on the other end to hear you. With Android, you can use the app but you cannot audio stream directly from your phone to the devices. You can be completely hands free with either Android or iPhone with the addition of the ConnectClip that you attach to your shirt or collar. 

I have the StreamLine TV, Pure 13 BT Primax, and a Samsung Android phone. Which apps do I use to listen to the TV through my hearing aids?

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Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Deerfield

18 August 2017 - 779 Views

An app that will stream live TV through your devices is called Tunity.  It will be of help when you are not at home. 

Does Oticon Opn work with Android phones?

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Kimberly Eskritt, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Sarnia

08 May 2017 - 5388 Views

The current answer is "No" - at least not in the way they are meant to work.  You can't stream audio or answer cell phone calls.  However, you can access the remote app function.  Apparently, this is an Android issue, in that the Android devices are not yet able to access the version of Bluetooth technology used by the Opn devices and Apple iPhones.

Which hearing aids can stream music from an android phone?

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Steven Chargo, MA

Audiologist

01 November 2016 - 14493 Views

Nearly all hearing aids currently on the market from every manufacturer can stream music from an Android, or any other smart phone that has bluetooth capability.  You will need to have a bluetooth accessory item which will be paired with the phone as well as the hearing aids.  There are several manufacturers (Resound, Starkey, and Oticon) that have models which do not require an extra accessory, however this direct streaming functionality only works with iphones at the present time.