Made for iPhone Hearing Aids
The latest iPhones now offer new technology specifically tailored to work with hearing aids. Using Bluetooth, iPhones connect directly to compatible hearing aids, delivering conversations, music, FaceTime, and other media directly to the wearer’s ears.
iPhones are also equipped with Live Listen, a technology that uses the iPhone’s microphone to capture and amplify the most important sounds. By activating this feature and placing the phone near the sound source, amplified sounds stream directly to the hearing aids.
Most hearing aids out there will connect to an iPhone through an intermediary streamer, but only a select few will connect directly. These are called ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids. If you’re wondering if your desired hearing aid offers direct connectivity, look for the ‘Made for iPhone’ logo.
Here are some of the hearing aids we offer which provide direct iPhone connectivity.
We offer hearing aids from leading global manufacturers.
Among these, the following offer iPhone connectivity.
Starkey Livio AI
Starkey is calling Livio AI the world’s first Healthable™ hearing aid. It is the first to use integrated sensors and artificial intelligence to monitor physical activity and cognitive health during hearing aid use.
The Livio AI is one of the few hearing aids with a dual-radio wireless platform. This is a 2.4GHz radio technology which offers true ear-to-ear communication and binaural noise reduction. The platform makes it easy to the wearer to stream phone calls, music, media, apps, and connecting with various devices including TVs and Amazon Alexa.
In a first for hearing aids, the Starkey Livio AI also offers the ability to detect falls from the user with integrated inertial sensors.
ReSound LiNX 3D and Quattro
LiNX hearing aids connect wirelessly through Bluetooth technology to iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. This allows the wearer to stream sound directly from their phones to their ears. By connecting to the iPhone, LiNX wearers are also able to control hearing aid features, volume, and user preferences directly through the ReSound Smart App. This gives wearers ease of access and discretion when controlling their aids.
The LiNX Quattro and LiNX 3D are both slim, discreet hearing aids with water resistant properties. LiNX is designed to address hearing loss from mild to severe in degree, and it is available to be worn in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, and receiver-in-canal. To address tinnitus, LiNX is also equipped with sound therapies to alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus.
EVOKE wearers have two streaming options: Bluetooth or using DEX, Widex’s wireless accessories. With connection to your iPhone, EVOKE allows you to stream phone calls, music, and other media directly to your ears. Through the Widex app, wearers have control over their listening experience, making adjustments simply to program features, balance, and volume.
EVOKE automatically makes hearing aid adjustments suited to your needs and your environment. This ensures great sound for a busy life has never been easier.
Oticon OPN S
The Oticon OPN S allows you to stream audio straight into your hearing aids. With the convenient Oticon ConnectClip, they can also receive phone calls.
They are also powered by a unique proprietary system called Velox. This technology provides information processing 50 times quicker than ever before, plus 64 frequency channels for sound processing with greater resolution.
A new feature named OpenSound Booster is also included. This allows OPN S wearers to implement a feature on-demand which further reduces sources of non-speech sound and background noise, allowing them to concentrate more on the speech in front of them.
The model’s miniRITE R style takes advantage of ground-breaking rechargeable lithium-ion solution that delivers all-day power on a single overnight charge.
Phonak Marvel and Audeo-B-Direct
While others have been working on iPhone direct connectivity, Phonak has gone one better and now offer two models with connectivity to any smartphone, not just the iPhone. This is a smart move as the Android operating system is used by 86% of all smartphones worldwide.
The Audeo B-Direct connects wirelessly without a streamer to any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. It was one of the first devices to provide true hands-free calling. Because it supports the classic Bluetooth interface, it offers direct connectivity to mobile devices –including Android, iPhone and even classic mobile phones – without any additional body-worn streaming device.
Phonak have also introduced their Marvel range of hearing aids. The Marvel delivers stereo streaming of audio and telephone calls from any device enabled by Bluetooth, including smartphones, computers and TVs. Marvel hearing aids are rechargeable and enable customers to receive support from their audiologist remotely. They can also directly transcribe phone calls from speech to text.