Charles Darby PhD, MA, BC-HIS 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.... Read more
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
Goutham Gosu, AuD I would suggest trying a BICROS hearing device; a couple of different manufacturers carry these kind of hearing aids which are smartphone compatiable. I would reccomend researching Signia (Siemens), Phonak, & Starkey. At this given time those 3 have the most updated technology when it comes to BICROS devices.
Christine Pickup, AuD The latest Made for iPhone hearing instruments do not need an a relay device to interface with other technology such as an iPhone or iPad. There are several manufacturers which make hearing aids that are Bluetooth enabled, but all are based on Apple's BLE due to size restrictions. If you wish to connect beyond an iPhone or certain Android devices (with... Read more