When I first purchased my Phonak hearing aids, I specifically did so because, with the ICOM extra gadget, they were supposed to work with my cell phone as a blue tooth headset and with my Ipod so I could also listen to music. That was a year ago and my first pass did not work at all well. The problem was that the devices used the default hearing program for the transfer of sound from cell phone and Ipod. They’ve fixed this and the ICOM solution has a program for audio devices hooked via a cable and blue tooth cell phone which is wireless. It works incredibly well.
I first thought that the Ipod should also work wirelessly via blue tooth, but because you cannot connect to two different blue tooth devices at the same time, the use of a cable for the music player and the use of bluetooth for the cellphone is a perfect solution. I can be listening to my Ipod and when a call comes in, the bluetooth cellphone programming will take control from the music player so one can answer the call. Sound quality is not as good as with a good headphone set like a Bose headphone, but it is not bad either. I’m extremely happy to have this all work now. I rarely find anything like this where I cannot find something to complain about. This time, they really did get it right. I’m very happy.