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. We have 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 Made for iPhone.

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
Man wearing a cochlear implant.

What's a smart bimodal hearing solution?

Together with Cochlear we offer a smart bimodal solution that ensures your clients can control their 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 Key, ReSound ENZO Q, ReSound LiNX 3D or ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aid), your clients can control their settings and stream audio directly to both ears from a compatible iOS or Android device^.

To see the compatible smartphone devices, please refer to the sections ”Compatible iOS devices” and ”Direct Android Streaming Devices” further up this page.

* Only BTE and RIE models support a smart bimodal solution

^ Requires that the phone manufacturer has enabled Android Streaming to Hearing Aids

ReSound Cochlear bimodal solution drawing.