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.
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.
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.
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...
Good for hands-free calls, streaming music from your mobile, controlling your hearing aids remotely and enhancing someone’s voice from a distance.
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.
A discreet way to control your hearing aids and make adjustments quickly and conveniently.
Improve your landline calls by connecting your hearing aids to a traditional landline phone. Supporting both outgoing and incoming calls.
This type of telephone is designed for people with hearing loss. You can pair it with your hearing aids or use it as a conventional phone as well. Telephones for hard of hearing provide you with excellent speech understanding in both ears.
|Hearing Aid Accessory||Oticon||Widex||Resound||Unitron||Starkey||Signia||Phonak|
|Wireless microphone and headset||ConnectClip, EduMic||COM - DEX||Phone Clip+||PartnerMic, uMic||Remote Microphone+, Mini Remote Microphone||StreamLine Mic||Roger Clip-On Mic, Phonak PartnerMic|
|TV Adapter||TV Adapter 3.0||TV - DEX||TV Streamer 2||Unitron TV Connector||Starkey TV Streamer||StreamLine TV||Phonak TV Connector|
|Remote Control||Remote Control 3.0||RC - DEX||ReSound Remote Control||Unitron Remote Control||Remote, Table Microphone||miniPocket||PilotOne II|
|Phone Adapter||ConnectLine Phone adapter 2.0||CALL - DEX||Resound Phone Clip+||uStream||Surflink Mini Mobile||StreamLine Mic||Phonak Adapter 2.0|
|Phone for Hearing Loss||NA||PHONE - DEX 2||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA|
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.
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.
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When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.