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Digital Hearing Aid Accessories - Solving real problems for patients

Updated 26/03/2021

Digital Hearing Aid Accessories

Digital Hearing Aid Accessories

Solving real problems for patients

Hearing Aids and Accessories – The perfect combination

Digital hearing aid manufacturers are constantly developing their approach to hearing care to make a dramatic difference to those with hearing loss and ultimately improves their quality of life.  Giving you flexibility, convenience and useful tools to complement your lifestyle and needs.

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What does each hearing aid manufacturer offer?

Here we take a look at all the popular hearing aid accessories available on the market from all the main manufacturers, how they can help you and the alternatives throughout the brands.  Please remember that this list is not exhaustive, and compatibility depends on what hearing aids you currently have. 

Are my hearing aids compatible with wireless hearing aid accessories?

If your hearing aid supports wireless connectivity you can use hearing aid accessories to connect to various devices such as your television.  We recommend that you speak with your local audiologist to advise you on what hearing aid accessories would benefit you the most.

Below you will find out more information on the following:

Digital Hearing Aid Accessories

What are digital hearing aid accessories?

Most hearing aids come with a choice of accessories that can be purchased at the time or after the hearing aids have been worn for some time. These include wireless transmitters that enable the sound from a television or telephone or other devices to “beam” sound into the hearing aid.

The need for certain assistance by way of accessories can sometimes heavily influence the choice of make or model of hearing aid required.  There are some useful ones, and you should discuss accessories with your hearing aid dispenser as you may be missing out.  So, what hearing aid accessories are on the market? Let's take a look...

Oticon Connect Clip

Wireless Microphone

Good for hands-free calls, streaming music from your mobile, controlling your hearing aids remotely and enhancing someone’s voice from a distance.

Starkey TV Adapter

TV Adapter

Connects your hearing aids to your TV, so you can enjoy watching your favourite programs at the volume you want, so your family can hear at their own level. 

Digital Hearing Aid Accessories

Remote Control

A discreet way to control your hearing aids and make adjustments quickly and conveniently.

Digital Hearing Aid Accessories

Phone Adapter

Improve your landline calls by connecting your hearing aids to a traditional landline phone.  Supporting both outgoing and incoming calls.

Hearing Aid Accessories

Phone for hearing loss

Designed for people with hearing loss.  You can pair it with your hearing aids or use it as a conventional phone as well.  Providing you with excellent speech understanding in both ears.

Wireless Hearing Aid Accessory Brand Comparison Chart & Names

Hearing Aid AccessoryOticonWidexResoundUnitronStarkeySigniaPhonak
Wireless microphone and headsetConnectClip, EduMicCOM - DEXPhone Clip+PartnerMic, uMicRemote Microphone+, Mini Remote MicrophoneStreamLine MicRoger Clip-On Mic, Phonak PartnerMic
TV AdapterTV Adapter 3.0TV - DEXTV Streamer 2    Unitron TV ConnectorStarkey TV StreamerStreamLine TVPhonak TV Connector
Remote ControlRemote Control 3.0RC - DEXReSound Remote ControlUnitron Remote ControlRemote, Table MicrophoneminiPocketPilotOne II
Phone AdapterConnectLine Phone adapter 2.0CALL - DEXResound Phone Clip+uStreamSurflink Mini MobileStreamLine MicPhonak Adapter 2.0
Phone for Hearing LossNAPHONE - DEX 2NANANANANA

Cost of hearing aid accessories

We don't list the prices of accessories as they can vary quite a lot. Sometimes the manufacturers may include an accessory in with the cost of the aid, other times they will bundle several together so that for example a TV streamer and remote control will be less if purchased together than if bought individually. As a general guide, TV streamer boxes, wireless mic's, etc are between £100 and £250. Remote controls are between £40 and £120.

Hearing aid accessories NHS

Does the NHS provide digital hearing aid accessories with their hearing aids?  The short answer is no.  Whilst the NHS provides a credible hearing health service and some good hearing solutions - they are currently unable to offer Bluetooth hearing aids. Hearing aids with Bluetooth capability are only available with private hearing care.  Hearing aid accessories require Bluetooth technology and connectivity to work and stream audio.

This article was written by Paul Harrison

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