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ReSound bimodal
hearing solution

Collaboration with smarter hearing

Together with Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, we have a collaboration called the Smart Hearing Alliance. ReSound has a history of product and technology collaboration and in 2017, we proudly introduced a first-of-its-kind bimodal hearing solution – two different devices that work together to deliver a seamless hearing experience that’s MFi®. In 2019, we took that collaboration further, and introduced the first bimodal solution that enables direct audio streaming from compatible Android smartphones*.

*Full streaming compatibility with Android devices requires minimum Android v10 and Bluetooth 5.0 and that functionality has been enabled by the phone manufacturer and service carrier. Accordingly, the compatibility information provided should be used for reference only. Although ReSound strives to achieve seamless device compatibilities, ReSound cannot guarantee full compatibility with all Android devices.

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
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
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