Many manufacturers make hearing aids that work with cell phones. First and foremost you need to have a cell phone that has Bluetooth capability in it. If it doesn’t have Bluetooth, it will be difficult to hear well on any cell phone when you wear hearing aids. Next your hearing aid needs to be wireless–meaning it must be capable of connecting with wireless devices.
The top six manufacturers all have hearing aids that can connect to your cell phone one way or another. Widex, Phonak, Siemens, and Oticon, require a streamer to be worn around the neck in order to connect with the cell phone. The technology that Starkey and Resound offer has streamers that do not need to be worn around the neck. In addition, they both offer hearing aids that connect directly to the iPhone®, without out the use of any streamer at all. [Read more…]