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Direct Streaming to Hearing Aids from Android Phones Now Available. GN and Cochlear Become First to Offer Feature

BALLERUP, DENMARK – A little over a year after announcing a partnership with Google to bring the “full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids”, GN Hearing and Google today announce world-first support for direct streaming from Android™ devices to hearing devices using Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). This will make GN…

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In First, FDA Approves MED-EL Cochlear Implant Systems for Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — MED-EL USA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s cochlear implant system for single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL). The approval represents the first and only time that cochlear implants have been approved for these indications in the United States.   Treating…

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Cochlear Receives FDA Approval for Nucleus Profile Plus Implant and Expanded Connectivity Features in Nucleus 7 Processor

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Hearing implant maker, Cochlear Limited, announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has approved the new Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile™ Plus Series Cochlear Implant and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor’s new built-in connectivity featuring direct streaming with compatible Android™ smartphones. According to the company’s press release, the Nucleus Profile…

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New Microphone Technology to be launched by Phonak and Advanced Bionics for Improved Hearing in Noise

Phonak and Advanced Bionics announced a new microphone technology this week that is said to help people with hearing aids and cochlear implants hear better, especially in noisy environments. Called MultiBeam Technology, the new approach could soon be applied in future advanced wireless microphones. The initial study results with patients have show significant improvements in…

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Cochlear Announces Release of Baha SoundArc in US and Canada

Hearing implant maker, Cochlear Ltd, announced last week the commercial availability of the new Baha SoundArc in the United States and Canada. The new device is a non-surgical bone conduction wearing option for children with conductive or mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness (SSD), who are not yet eligible or ready for an implant. The…

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Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant Processors to Become Bluetooth Compatible with Android, iPhone and Even Classic Cell Phones

Cochlear implant maker, Advanced Bionics, announced last week that the company will be incorporating Sonova’s new SWORD (Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital) chip technology into their devices. Current users of the Naída CI Q90 processor, as well as future recipients, will be able to use their device to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The…

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