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What is the expected battery life for a hearing aid with moderate wireless iPhone use?

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Charles Darby PhD, MA, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Little Rock

18 December 2016 - 794 Views

Based on your question, I'm assuming you are using some type of audio streamer with your aids or using one of the newer Bluetooth direct aids.  More info is needed to properly answer but I'll attempt to give a general idea of battery life and what impacts the battery's duration.  The power draw required by the aid determines the life of the battery. There are several size batteries used in today's aids with the smaller lasting fewer days than the larger. They rank in size from the smaller #10 to #312 to #13 and to the larger #675.  The greater the... Read more

Are there any hearing aids that can stream audio directly from a Macbook Pro laptop?

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Lisa Goulart, BA

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Auckland

04 August 2017 - 268 Views

Direct streaming, without the use of a streamer, not at this stage. Hopefully soon. Lisa G

Which hearing aids can stream music from an android phone?

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Steven Chargo, MA

Audiologist

01 November 2016 - 9728 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.