Accessories for Hearing Aids
Thanks to modern technology, there are a number of cell phone accessories that work with your hearing aids to provide a more personal and fluid experience. There are several different ways to connect hearing aids to cell phones through the use of Bluetooth technology. Many cell phones can be used with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Hearing aid accessories that provide a hands-free option may also be helpful.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth technology enables your hearing aids to be connected to a variety of different electronics, like your cell phone. Through a setting on your hearing aid, you can be linked to different technologies around you, which allows you to adjust volume settings personally with your devices.
More about hearing aid compatible (HAC) cell phone accessories
HAC cell phone accessories are beneficial to hearing aid users for several reasons. They put distance between the hearing aid and the cell phone, which can cut down on any buzzing or feedback, as well as decrease any interference between the two devices.
Some HAC accessories can give you hands-free cell phone usage, which is especially important if you plan on using your cell phone while driving. You may also be able to use the speakerphone function on some devices if you use the microphone mode on your hearing aid.
All major cell phone manufacturers are now required to make HAC cell phones available to hearing aid users and many also have HAC cell phone accessories available as well.
It's a good idea to talk with your cell phone provider to determine if the operating system works with their hearing aids. Additionally, talk with your hearing care provider to determine if Bluetooth can be utilized with your particular phone. Trying the phone with the device will give you a good idea of how well the accessory will work for you.
Keep in mind that some phones and devices may work differently once you leave the store, so it is also a good idea to find out about any money-back or satisfaction guarantees.
ReSound Wireless Accessories
ReSound Remote Control
With the new ReSound Remote Control, you don’t have to worry about dealing with small buttons.
The Resound Remote control offers large, easy to use buttons for your convenience. We invite you to expand your hearing experience with ReSound’s newest wireless accessory.
ReSound’s easy-to-use wireless hearing aid accessories deliver clear and secure audio directly to any ReSound wireless hearing instrument. And they do it discreetly, without devices to wear around your neck. This is thanks to 2.4 GHz wireless technology, a robust and reliable standard, which gives you strong, clear and stable connections.
ReSound Micro Mic
Extremely easy to use, the ReSound Micro Mic pairs to ReSound hearing aids in seconds. Clip it on the person you want to talk to and enjoy the conversation, even in background noise – and you can still hear them even if they are more than 80 feet away.
ReSound Multi Mic
Works like the ReSound Micro Mic, with the same hearing range of more than 80 feet, but also doubles as a table microphone, so you can hear everyone sitting around it. It’s compatible with loop and FM systems*, and even has a line-in so you can stream virtually any sound directly to your hearing aids.
ReSound Phone Clip+
The ReSound Phone Clip+ streams crystal clear phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids. So you – and the person you’re talking to – can enjoy comfortable conversations, even in noisy places. When not on the phone, the Phone Clip+ works as a hearing aid remote control. Or use the ReSound Control™ app for cutting-edge control from your smartphone.
ReSound Remote Control 2
With the ReSound Remote Control 2 you’ll never lose track of your hearing aid settings. You can change programs and adjust the volume on each of your hearing aids. And the easy-to-see display clearly shows settings.
ReSound TV Streamer 2
The ReSound TV Streamer sends clear stereo sound from your TV, stereo or computer directly and wirelessly to your hearing aids. You don't have to wear anything extra. No cables or wires are needed.
*FM receiver required