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I have an made-for-iPhone Oticon Opn hearing aid and a Med El cochlear implant. Can I use a Roger Pen to hear phone calls in my implanted ear while hearing calls via my hearing aid using the made-for-iPhone technology?

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Kristi Reed, AuD

Audiologist in Greenwood Village

07 November 2017 - 274 Views

You can send a signal to your Oticon Opn directly from your iPhone.  You can also send a signal to your Roger Pen directly from your iPhone and with the Roger Pen paired with your Med El device the signal from your phone will go through your implant.  Unfortunately you can only do one of these things at a time.  The iPhone will only stream through one device at a time, so you will have to decide which device works better for you when receiving phone calls and let the iPhone default to that device. 

I'm considering a MED-EL cochlear implant. What is best hearing aid to wear with it?

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Clifford Olson, AuD

Audiologist in Anthem

25 May 2017 - 1689 Views

While the MED-EL cochlear implant is a good product, it does not currently have a partner hearing aid company that is compatible.  If having compatibility between technology is something that is important to you, you may want to consider the other implant companies that are out there.  Both Cochlear Americas and Advanced Bionics have partner companies, Resound & Phonak respectively, that make compatible hearing aids that allow for the use of assistive listening devices in both ears at the same time.  Advanced Bionics has taken it a step further... Read more