List of Hearing Aids with new technology for cellphone connectivity


#1

The first group of hearing aids* uses the cellphone microphone (or an extra device) to speak. The second group (currently only one) uses one of the hearing aids as a microphone.

List of Hearing Aids with MFi/BLE/iPhone connectivity:

  1. Bernafon Zerena
  2. Kirkland Signature 8/KS8
  3. Oticon Opn
  4. Signia NX
  5. Resound Enzo2, Enzo 3D, LiNX 2, LiNX 3D
  6. Starkey Halo2, Halo iQ
  7. Widex Beyond

List of Hearing Aids with direct-to-cellphone connectivity:

  1. Phonak B90 Direct, Phonak B70 Direct, Phonak B50 Direct, (hear phone in one ear, the other hearing aid is used as a microphone for the phone call)

*The list of hearing aids omits secondary brands with the exception of secondary brands that are carried at Costco (making them more popular).


Costco Phonak Brio 3 (Product Information)
Costco Kirkland Signature 8.0 (Product Information)
#2

If you’re adding Android connectivity with an additional device, wouldn’t you need to add just about everything else that includes an ancillary device? I don’t know all the devices, but know that they exist for older Rexton/Signia (EasyTek or Smart Connect) as well as one for the Signia NX and KS8, assorted Compilots for Phonaks, and I know Widex and Resound have devices that will allow Android. Being lazy, I’d just drop the Opn from the Android list and call it good.


#4

Resound Linx 2
Enzo2/ 3D


#5

Sonic Enchant as well.


#6

They use the phone mic.


#8

None of this is “simple” Phone/ hearing aid compatibility is a nightmare because so many different things are meant by compatibility.


#9

Yeah, I started with cellphone connectivity, and then moved on to direct-to-cellphone connectivity. It gets more convoluted each time I make a change. Thinking of abandoning this effort. Wait, I thought of another way to present this.


#10

Great reference pvc. Rock & roll.
I’d really like to see that second list grow.

Edit:
I’ll go ahead and list a bunch of Big Six lesser brands (mfi) that I found:
GN Resound - Beltone Boost Max, Boost Plus, Legend, Trust
GN Resound - Interton Centro 6
Sivantos - Audio Services Sun 16 G5
Starkey - Audibel A4i
Starkey - Audiosync A3i
Starkey - microtech Kinnect2, KinnectIQ
Starkey - NuEar iNow, iNowIQ
William Demant - Sonic Enchant


#11

Cochlear BAHA 5 missing from the first list.