Hearing aids and cochlear implants working together
A bimodal hearing solution is when you have a cochlear implant on one ear and a hearing aid on the opposite ear.
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that users who have a cochlear implant on one ear can find great benefits from wearing a hearing aid on the other ear. Benefits discovered are:
- Superior sound quality
- Sound source localization (Spatial sense)
- Speech recognition in noise
- Music appreciation
Together with Cochlear we offer the first and only smart bimodal solution that’s Made for iPhone.
This means that with a Cochlear™ Nucleus 7® Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound LiNX Quattro, ReSound LiNX 3D or ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aid*, you can control your settings and stream sound directly to both ears from a compatible Apple device.
*Only BTE and RIE models support a bimodal solution
Compatible Android devices that enable direct audio streaming are anticipated soon.
Specific models of ReSound LiNX Quattro are expected soon to be compatible with Android’s newest Operating System enabling direct audio streaming. It is anticipated that compatible Android smartphones will begin to be released from late 2019.