Connectivity

Remote mics

A remote microphone is an extra accessory which allows you to hear a direct signal.  This is often a person’s voice, or a table of people.  A remote microphone is an excellent solution for hearing in noise as it improves the signal to noise ratio.

Most manufacturers offer a remote microphone solution and we will help you find the best solution to meet your needs. 

Connecting to your television

Hearing aids can connect to televisions via an adapter. This allows the television sound to be sent directly through the hearing aids, which allows a clearer sound.  

Connecting with your cell phone

Many manufacturers have developed cell phone apps that connect with your hearing aids to provide you even more control over your listening experience. Click on the manufacturer below for more connectivity details.

Connecting your hearing aids

In order to connect your hearing aids to your phone, begin by going to Settings → General → Accessibility → MFi Hearing Devices. Then, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aids. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, press and hold the button to turn your hearing aids off; then press and hold the button again to turn them back on. As the hearing aids turn back on, you should see them listed under Devices. Click on your hearing aids to connect them. 

Once your hearing aids are connected to your phone, for additional flexibility download the Oticon ON app. Once the app is downloaded, following the in-app prompts to connect your hearing aids to the app.

Functions of the app

With the Oticon ON app you can:

  • Adjust the volume by sliding your finger up and down on the left (adjust only the left hearing aid), middle (adjust both hearing aids), or right side (adjust only the right hearing aid) of the screen.
  • Select the listening program or streaming source by clicking on the large circle in the center of the screen. This will display all of your listening programs and connected streaming devices for you to choose from. 
  • View battery status by clicking the smaller circle at the bottom of the screen and selecting the (...) icon. 
  • Find my Hearing Aids can also be accessed by clicking the smaller circle at the bottom of the screen and selecting the (...) icon. Which displays an additional menu with the Find my Hearing Aids feature.
  • Use IFTTT (If This Then That) which is also set up through the ON app and accessed by clicking the smaller circle at the bottom of the screen and selecting the (IF) icon. 

Visit Oticon.com for more information on the ON app and its features, or for more information on IFTTT and how to set it up

Compatible hearing aids

The Oticon ON app is compatible with the following hearing aids:

  • Oticon OPN
  • Oticon OPN S

Connecting your hearing aids

In order to connect your hearing aids to your phone, begin by going to Settings → Bluetooth, and make sure it is enabled. Then, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aids. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, press and hold the button to turn your hearing aids off; then press and hold the button again to turn them back on. As the hearing aids turn back on, you should see them listed under My Devices. Click on your hearing aids to connect them. 

Once your hearing aids are connected to your phone, for additional flexibility download the Phonak Remote app. Once the app is downloaded, following the in-app prompts to connect your hearing aids to the app. 

Functions of the app

With the Phonak Remote app you can:

  • Adjust the volume using the slider in the center of the home screen. Toggle between controlling both hearing aids together, or controlling them individually using the Split or Join button below the slider. 
  • Adjust the listening program or streaming source by clicking on the current program, or the down arrow icon to the right. 
  • View battery status on the home screen under where your current listening program is located, or by clicking on the cog wheel in the top right and then selecting My Hearing Aids and My Statistics

Visit Phonak.com for more information on the Remote app and its features

Compatible hearing aids

The Phonak Remote app is compatible with the following hearing aids:

  • Phonak Audéo™ B-Direct
  • Phonak Audéo™ Marvel

Connecting your hearing aids

In order to connect your hearing aids to your phone, begin by going to Settings → General → Accessibility → MFi Hearing Devices. Then, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aids. As the hearing aids turn back on, you should see them listed under Devices. Click on your hearing aids to connect them. 

Once your hearing aids are connected to your phone, for additional flexibility download the ReSound Smart 3D app. Once the app is downloaded, following the in-app prompts to connect your hearing aids to the app.

Functions of the app

With the ReSound Smart 3D app you can:

  • Adjust the volume using the slider on the home screen. Toggle between controlling both hearing aids together, or controlling them individually using the —·— icon to the right of the slider. 
  • Adjust the listening program or streaming source by swiping through the programs at very top of the screen or in the middle of the screen. 
  • View battery status by clicking Status icon at the bottom of the screen.  
  • Find my Hearing Aids can be accessed by clicking on the My Resound icon at the bottom of the screen. 

Visit ReSound.com for more information on the Smart 3D app and its features

Compatible hearing aids

The ReSound Smart app is compatible with the following hearing aids:

  • ReSound LiNX™ 3D
  • ReSound LiNX™ Quattro

Connecting your hearing aids

In order to connect your hearing aids to your phone, begin by going to Settings → General → Accessibility → MFi Hearing Devices. Then, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aids. If your hearing aids are rechargeable, press and hold the button to turn your hearing aids off; then press and hold the button again to turn them back on. As the hearing aids turn back on, you should see them listed under Devices. Click on your hearing aids to connect them. 

Once your hearing aids are connected to your phone, for additional flexibility download the Signia myControl app. Once the app is downloaded, following the in-app prompts to connect your hearing aids to the app. 

Functions of the app

With the Signia myControl app you can:

  • Adjust the volume using the slider in the middle of the home screen. Toggle between controlling both hearing aids together, or controlling them individually by clicking on the lock icon on the upper right of the Volume section.
  • Adjust the listening program or streaming source by clicking on the current program or setting at the top section of the home screen or by clicking on the arrow icon to the right. 
  • View battery status by clicking on the icon at the very bottom right corner of the home screen. 
  • Use your phone as a remote microphone by clicking on the icon at the very bottom right corner of the home screen and selecting Remote Microphone and toggling the setting to Activate
  • Control the direction of your listening by clicking on Spatial Configurator. By clicking on one of the arrows, or adjusting the Span slider at the bottom of the screen you can focus the listening direction of your hearing aids. When the Spatial Configurator is set to Auto your hearing aids will return to their standard programming. 

Visit SigniaUSA.com for more information on the myControl app and its features.

Compatible hearing aids

The Signia myControl app is compatible with the following hearing aids:

  • Signia Motion Nx
  • Signia Pure Nx
  • Signia Pure 13 BT Px
  • Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx
  • Signia Styletto Connect Nx

Connecting your hearing aids

In order to connect your hearing aids to your phone, begin by going to Settings → General → Accessibility → MFi Hearing Devices. Then, open and close the battery doors on your hearing aids. As the hearing aids turn back on, you should see them listed under Devices. Click on your hearing aids to connect them. 

Once your hearing aids are connected to your phone, for additional flexibility download the Widex EVOKE or BEYOND app that is compatible with your hearing aids. Once the app is downloaded, following the in-app prompts to connect your hearing aids to the app. 

Functions of the EVOKE app

With the Widex EVOKE app you can:

  • Adjust the volume for both hearing aids together using the slider on the home screen. To control the volume of each hearing aid individually, click on Sound Menu under the slider and then click on Right/Left Volume
  • Adjust the listening program or streaming source by swiping through the programs in the middle of the screen and selecting the one you want to use, or click on Programs at the very bottom of the screen and make your selection from there.  
  • View battery status by clicking on the battery icon in the top right of the home screen.  
  • Find my Hearing Aids can be accessed by clicking on More at the very bottom of the screen. 
  • Control the direction of your listening by clicking on Programs at the very bottom of the screen and then choosing Directional Focus. By clicking on one of the directions you can focus the listening direction of your hearing aids. Select Cancel, and your hearing aids will return to their standard programming.

Visit Widex.com for more information on the EVOKE app and its features

Functions of the BEYOND app

With the Widex BEYOND app you can:

  • Adjust the volume for both hearing aids together using the slider on the home screen. To control the volume of each hearing aid individually, click on Sound Menu under the slider and then click on Right/Left Volume
  • Adjust the listening program or streaming source by swiping through the programs in the middle of the screen and selecting the one you want to use, or click on Programs at the very bottom of the screen and make your selection from there.  
  • View battery status by clicking on the battery icon in the top right of the home screen.  
  • Find my Hearing Aids can be accessed by clicking on More at the very bottom of the screen. 
  • Control the direction of your listening by clicking on Programs at the very bottom of the screen and then choosing Directional Focus. By clicking on one of the directions you can focus the listening direction of your hearing aids. Select Cancel, and your hearing aids will return to their standard programming.

Visit Widex.com for more information on the BEYOND app and its features

Compatible hearing aids

The Widex EVOKE app is compatible with the following hearing aids:

  • Widex Evoke F2

The Widex BEYOND app is compatible with the following hearing aids: 

  • Widex Beyond F2