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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 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.

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

Why do my Widex Beyond hearing aids crackle when I listen to my iPhone?

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Paige Peterson, PhD
To effectively answer this I would need a little more information. Are you streaming the call through the Beyond aids (I am assuming so)? How far is the phone from you as you are making the call? Are you standing next to a microwave oven?As a hearing aid user, I have had the Widex Beyond aids on my head. If you are not streaming the call to the aids and... Read more

Is the Phonak Audeo B Direct Made For iPhone?

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Matthew Pearson
To answer simply, no. It is made for any Bluetooth equipped phone be it an Android, Apple Windows or a simple clamshell phone like a Doro so you are not forced to have a Smart Phone just a mobile phone equipped with Bluetooth. This does introduce some pros & cons. You can take a call through the aid without having to pick up the phone but you cannot... Read more

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
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... Read more