What are Made for Any Phone hearing aids? If you are looking for hearing aids for smartphones and mobiles, some models out there are compatible with both iPhone and Android - these are called Made for Any Phone hearing aids.
This concept is currently only available from the Sonova Group - which brought you Phonak, Unitron, and Audio Nova. The MFA hearing aids are power-hungry, so it is worth investing in the rechargeable version.
Bluetooth hearing aids for any phone offer you the flexibility of having connectivity to any smartphone or mobile phone, whether it's an iPhone or Android, with Bluetooth capabilities - for audio and call streaming (and pretty much any electronic device with Bluetooth).
Before the Bluetooth hearing aids for any phone innovation, Bluetooth wasn't accessible to everyone. Now, no matter what brand of mobile you have - you can gain from this connection and high-quality phone calls seamlessly without the need for a streamer.
These Bluetooth hearing aids for any phone support the original Bluetooth protocol by offering connectivity to smartphones - including Android, iPhone, and classic mobile phones.
These Bluetooth hearing aids for any phone offer true hands-free calls - so you can answer and reject them at the push of a button on your hearing aids. The phone ring tone is heard through your hearing devices and then once you accept the call, you can hear your conversation streamed directly with great clarity.
For example, the Phonak Marvel has built-in microphones to pick up your voice - so that you can hold a phone conversation through your hearing aids, without ever taking your phone out of your pocket.
Your Bluetooth hearing aids for any phone turn into wireless headphones using advanced technology to connect your hearing aids seamlessly with your favourite TV channels in your home - with a quality audio sound experience.
There are many mobile phones and smartphones that are compatible with hearing aids - however, not all hearing aids work with Android phones. It is important that you check with your audiologist for a list of what phones work with your existing or new hearing aids.
Using a hearing aid compatible mobile phone makes communication with friends, family, colleagues, and the world so much easier. But, it can be a challenge to find the right phone that will enhance keeping in touch and support optimum hearing at the same time.
Bluetooth technology has advanced over the years and can now give you access to and route sound through your mobile phone seamlessly. For instance, hands-free calls and remote device adjustments. Your audiologist will go through all the Bluetooth hearing aids available on the market and the recent mobile phone compatibility for the devices you are wearing or considering.
They will also advise you on hearing aids that are capable of collaborating with Bluetooth technology. If connectivity is important to you and your current hearing aids don't have this option - you might want to consider an upgrade.
Ever since Sonova launched their Bluetooth Made for Any Phone hearing aids (MFA) they have been in high demand because of the freedom it gives to Android users. Android is a popular choice for smartphones - in fact, roughly four out of five people have an Android phone.
Sonova brought direct streaming to this neglected smartphone market, as well as being compatible with the iPhone - even if you have a classic mobile phone, you will still gain from this connectivity.
It also brings a wider scope of mobile options to hearing aid wearers, as they might have gone for an iPhone because of the Bluetooth restrictions of Android phones - now with this innovative technology, there are no barriers.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you are looking for in terms of the connectivity, flexibility needed, and what needs your hearing loss has. Although Sononva has brought great results with their Bluetooth connectivity - perhaps there are still some improvements needed in regards to background noise, which is a huge factor for most hearing aid wearers.
There are many advantages of Bluetooth hearing aids, such as:
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A Made for Any hearing aid is a technology that can be paired with both Android and iOS Bluetooth devices.
They can wirelessly stream audio from both iOS and Android devices for calls, music, apps and more. They can also be used to personalise your listening experience by using them as a remote control via a hearing aid app.
When paired, they transmit an audio feed to your hearing aids directly. This then gives you clear conversation and ultimately makes it easier to use the phone and listen to audio.
When we refer to a product as 'Latest Launch', we mean it is the latest to be released on the market.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is the newest hearing aid model on 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.