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Is Costco's ReSound Cala a "made-for-iPhone" aid?

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Abram Bailey, AuD
If you look at Apple's official made-for-iPhone (MFi) compatible device list you will see that the ReSound Cala is not listed. The only Kirkland Signature device listed as MFi is the KS 6.0. Having said that, I'm not entirely sure whether Apple's guide is updated. If you take a look at ReSound's Cala guide, you will find the following: "You can... Read more

What iPhone apps are good for people with hearing loss? What are you recommending to your patients?

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Gene Woodard, PhD
A great app i stumbled onto is called TUNITY and it is FREE - the best kind of app!  It is strictly for television listening and streams the audio signal from the tv to a smartphone.  IF the smartphone is also bluetooth connected to hearing aids, the user can stream real time tv audio to the hearing aids via the phone.  It is a simple app to use.  There... Read more

Does the Resound LiNX2 have a hands-free capability of talking on iPhone without bringing the iPhone up to the mouth?

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Chelsea Walters, BS, BC-HIS
It absolutely does, but requires the Phone Clip+.  The Linx2 allows audio through the iPhone wirelessly, but still requires you to use the microphone of the iPhone.  The Phone Clip+ becomes the microphone.  It additionally allows you to make program changes, volume changes, mute functionality, and answering/rejecting an incoming phone call.

Does Oticon Opn allow me to stream calls directly from an iPhone like the Linx or Halo aid?

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Kristen Armstrong, AuD
Yes, Oticon Opn works with iPhone. You can stream phone calls and audio directly to the hearing aids from iPhone 5 and 6 devices. There is also an app that can be downloaded to iPhone, as well as several android devices, that will allow the user to adjust their Opn hearing aids for various environments. The app includes a way to track your hearing aids... Read more

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
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

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
ReSound LiNX, Enzo, LiNX², & 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,... Read more

Is the Phonak Audeo B Direct Made For iPhone?

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Christopher S. Frink, MS
Yes, it's made for iPhone (M4iP)--and any phone that has Bluetooth capability, including Android and even old flip-phones!  So it's actually "made for any phone" (M4AP).What's the difference?  Bluetooth connectivity has been available for hearing aids since 2006, where a user could connect their hearing aids to their cell phone (or any other... Read more

How do I pair the Starkey Halo 2 i2400 with the iPhone 7? I am having trouble.

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Julie Norin, AuD
Starkey instructions are as follows: Pairing should be done after the hearing aids have been programmed in the Inspire Software.Pairing Halo to an Apple Device1. Navigate to the Settings icon on the Apple device2. Select General > Accessibility > Hearing Aids3. If Bluetooth is turned Off on this screen, turn it On4. Open and close the battery door... Read more