Hearing Aid Accessories
Thanks to modern technology, there are a number of cell phone accessories that work with your hearing aids to provide a more personal and fluid experience. There are several different ways to connect hearing aids to cell phones through the use of Bluetooth technology. Many cell phones can be used with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Hearing aid accessories that provide a hands-free option may also be helpful.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth technology enables your hearing aids to be connected to a variety of different electronics, like your cell phone. Through a setting on your hearing aid, you can be linked to different technologies around you, which allows you to adjust volume settings personally with your devices.
More About Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Cell Phone Accessories
HAC cell phone accessories are beneficial to hearing aid users for several reasons. They put distance between the hearing aid and the cell phone, which can cut down on any buzzing or feedback, as well as decrease any interference between the two devices.
Some HAC accessories can give you hands-free cell phone usage, which is especially important if you plan on using your cell phone while driving. You may also be able to use the speakerphone function on some devices if you use the microphone mode on your hearing aid.
All major cell phone manufacturers are now required to make HAC cell phones available to hearing aid users and many also have HAC cell phone accessories available as well.
It's a good idea to talk with your cell phone provider to determine if the operating system works with their hearing aids. Additionally, talk with your hearing care provider to determine if Bluetooth can be utilized with your particular phone. Trying the phone with the device will give you a good idea of how well the accessory will work for you.
Keep in mind that some phones and devices may work differently once you leave the store, so it is also a good idea to find out about any money-back or satisfaction guarantees.
Hearing Aid Accessories by Manufacturer
ConnectLine and Streamer Pro
Watch TV, listen to music, use a tablet or computer, make and take phone calls. With ConnectLine and Streamer Pro you can connect your hearing aids to different audio devices and use them at a volume that suits you. The ConnectLine App turns your smartphone or tablet into a cleverly personalized, discreet and easy to use remote control. Streamer Pro looks similar to an MP3 player worn around the neck and features three dedicated buttons for the core applications: phone, TV and microphone, and also functions as a remote control. ConnectLine and Streamer Pro are compatible with all Alta2, Nera2, Ria2, Dynamo and Sensei solutions.
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The ComPilot Air is a small and stylish streamer that offers excellent stereo sound quality while connecting Phonak hearing aids via Bluetooth to a variety of audio sources.
Roger Pen is a versatile wireless microphone that reduces loud background noise and transfers the clear sound of the voice you want to hear directly to your hearing aids.
Roger EasyPen is designed for you to interact and understand in challenging listening situations. Packed in a stylish design, it features a fully automatic wireless microphone which is easy to use in one-on-one or group conversations.
Roger Clip-On Mic is a discreet shirt-worn wireless microphone that is worn by your partner for one-to-one communication in loud noise and over distance.
PilotOne wirelessly connects to the hearing aids for easy control of the most important functions.
TVLink - turns your Phonak hearing aids into a wireless TV headset with stereo sound quality.
RemoteMic is used together with a Phonak streamer to understand a speaker over distance. It is attached to your conversation partner's clothing and transmits their voice to your hearing aids.
Besides a comprehensive line of hearing aids, we offer accessories like the easyTek, which connects your hearing aids to many different Bluetooth®-enabled devices, like your television, smartphone, and gaming console. And the easyPocket, which makes controlling the features of your hearing aids easier than ever before.