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
This means that with a Cochlear™ Nucleus 7® Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound LiNX Quattro, ReSound ENZO Q, ReSound LiNX 3D or ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aid*, you can control your settings and stream audio directly to both ears from a compatible MFi device.
*Only BTE and RIE models support a bimodal solution
Together with Cochlear we also offer the first smart bimodal solution that enables direct audio streaming from compatible Android smartphones.
This means that with a Cochlear™ Nucleus 7® Sound Processor and a ReSound LiNX Quattro or ReSound ENZO Q hearing aid, you can control your settings and stream audio directly from Android devices running on Android version 10 and Bluetooth 5.0.