Remote Control Device versus Smart Phone App

Since everyone can add a hearing aid “App” to their cell phone, is there really no need to purchase a remote control device? Resound has a remote control two device I was thinking of buying, but if I load Resound’s App on my iPhone 7 plus, won’t it do the same thing at the remote control two?

Also I believe iPhone 7 plus has a ‘live listen’ function with hearing aids. If so will I be able to use new hearing aids and iPhone as a ‘remote mic.’ and not need to purchase a multi mic from Resound? Just trying to save a few bucks if my iPhone can do the job.

I use that iPhone app and don’t have the remote control. The app for my iPhone also adds itself to my Apple Watch and my watch becomes a simpler version of the iPhone app. I have the Oticon OPN1 aids now and will be upgrading to the newer OPNS1 aids later this month

If you can use phone, functionality is often even bigger usually than just volume and program change.

But if you need access to those features while not being able to use phone (eg not allowed on work, or activity of the type where you can’t reach the phone), then it still makes sense to have remote.

Eg you’ll know if you need the remote, until then, save money :wink: