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

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....

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

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...

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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing aid can help me? I also need one that will connect to my smartphone.

I would suggest trying a BICROS hearing device; a couple of different manufacturers carry these kind of hearing aids which are smartphone...

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Does the Oticon streamer send stereo Bluetooth to the Alta 2 Pro miniRITE?

No the Streamer Pro only allows mono audio streaming to both devices.  The new Oticon Opn productline does stream in stereo directly from the iPhone.

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Are there hearing aids that can connect to Bluetooth devices using the standard Bluetooth protocol, without requiring additional accessories?

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...

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Will hearing aids that are "Made For iPhone" and Android compatible (via ASHA) offer any advantages over universal Bluetooth hearing aids like Marvel?

It offers the ability to make Hearing Aid Bluetooth Specific settings changes in the MFi Hearing Aids section of the iPhone.  It also allows for...

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