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ReSound bimodal
hearing solution

ReSound and Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, collaborate in the Smart Hearing Alliance. When there is a need for a hearing aid and a hearing implant, our solutions work together seamlessly.

Our smart bimodal hearing solutions allow you to stream sound directly to both ears from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device*, when using a compatible ReSound hearing aid and Nucleus® 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor.

* A list of compatible hearing aids is available online at: www.Cochlear.com/compatibility and resound.com/compatibility.

What's a bimodal hearing solution?

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

Hear from Bimodal Hearing Solution Users

Music Regained

When David lost hearing in both ears, he thought he had to give up his passion and professional career.

Paying it Back

David’s bimodal solution has allowed him to recapture his passion for music. Now, he gives back to others.

What to Expect
David explains how his bimodal solution helps him hear the nuanced sounds of music, and those around him.
Hear from a Smart Hearing Alliance bimodal hearing solution user

Kasper Nielsen

  • Uses direct bimodal streaming every day
  • Pairs his bimodal hearing solution with the Mini Mic
  • Enjoys participating in conversations with ease
Kasper Nielsen
Streaming to my smart bimodal hearing solution
Together with Cochlear we offer a smart bimodal solution that ensures you can control your settings and stream audio directly to both ears from compatible iOS and Android™ devices^. This means that with a Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound hearing aid* (ReSound ONE**, 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 iOS or Android device^.

*Only BTE and RIE models support a smart bimodal solution
**Cochlear Sound Processor bimodal users are unable to use the ReSound ONE hands-free calls feature.
^ Requires that the phone manufacturer has enabled Android Streaming to Hearing Aids

Bimodal Compatibility

 

Video tutorials

See how to pair your bimodal solution with compatible devices and accessories.

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a compatible Apple device

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with an Android device for new users

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with an Android device for existing users

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless Mini Mic 2/2+

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer

Pairing your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a compatible Apple device

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with an Android device for new users

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with an Android device for existing users

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless Mini Mic 2/2+

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer

Pairing your Kanso 2 Sound Processor and ReSound hearing aid with a Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip