Which hearing aids use Noahlink Wireless can get complicated. Generally, Noahlink Wireless works for only the latest model hearing aids that use Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE wireless protocol. But that’s not the whole story!! It depends on how/when each manufacturer adopted the industry standard Noahlink Wireless programming device.
Let’s take some examples;
Oticon; Oticon adopted Noahlink Wireless starting with the Opn model. But wait, some ITE/ITC/CIC (non 2.4 GHz) models are not compatible, so we can’t really say all new Oticon models use Noahlink Wireless. See image below.
Widex; Fuggedaboutit. They did not adopt the Noahlink Wireless standard at all. The newer models beginning with DREAM and also (UNIQUE, BEYOND, EVOKE, MOMENT) use the Widex proprietary wireless programming devices (PRO LINK and USB Link), and even the ridiculous NOAHlink/nEARcom wireless combination.
Phonak adopted Noahlink Wireless but did so in a mid-platform/haphazard style as follows;
Phonak V-Venture platform; Noahlink Wireless is not used in V-Venture, they used their proprietary fitting device iCube II.
Phonak’s next platform B-Belong; Yes, but with a big surprise. Let’s rewind to 1Q-2018 for a look at the details of Phonak Audéo V90/Brio2 <-VS-> Phonak Audéo B90/Brio3. The two Phonak platforms (B-Belong and V-Venture) are almost identical except for one new model, the Audéo B-Direct (which has the new SWORD chip). Other B-Belong models are same as V-Venture models, aside from cosmetic-case-changes, and some Sound-Recover2 improvements over Sound-Recover. So yes, you can use Noahlink Wireless on the B-Belong platform. But only for one model, the Audéo B-Direct. See image below. As an aside the iCube II is not supported on the one new model in the B-Belong platform. That obviously signals the end of support for iCube II.
Phonak next platform M-Marvel; Now finally, you can use Noahlink Wireless for the other models that have now been updated to use the new SWORD chip. See image below. As an aside, the proprietary iCube II wireless programming device is no longer supported.