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ReSound bimodal hearing solution

Collaboration with smarter hearing

Together with Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, we have a collaboration called the Smart Hearing Alliance. ReSound has a history of product and technology collaboration and in 2017, we proudly introduced a first-of-its-kind bimodal hearing solution – two different devices that work together to deliver a seamless hearing experience that’s MFi®. In 2019, we took that collaboration further, and introduced the first bimodal solution that enables direct audio streaming from compatible Android smartphones*.

*full streaming compatibility with android devices requires minimum android v10 and bluetooth 5.0 and that functionality has been enabled by the phone manufacturer and service carrier. accordingly, the compatibility information provided should be used for reference only. although resound strives to achieve seamless device compatibilities, resound cannot guarantee full compatibility with all android devices.

What's a bimodal hearing solution?

Hearing aids and cochlear implants working together

A bimodal hearing solution is when you have a cochlear implant on one ear and a hearing aid on the opposite ear.

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that users who have a cochlear implant on one ear can find great benefits from wearing a hearing aid on the other ear. Benefits discovered are:

  • Superior sound quality
  • Sound source localization (Spatial sense)
  • Speech recognition in noise
  • Music appreciation

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Streaming to a bimodal hearing solution

Together with Cochlear we offer a smart bimodal solution that ensures you can control your settings and stream audio directly to both ears from compatible iOS and Android™ devices^. This means that with a Cochlear™ Nucleus® 8, Nucleus® 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound hearing aid* (ReSound Nexia**, ReSound OMNIA***, ReSound ONE***, ReSound LiNX Quattro, ReSound ENZO Q, ReSound LiNX 3D or ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aid), you can control your settings and stream audio directly to both ears from a compatible iOS or Android device^.

*Only BTE and RIE models support a smart bimodal solution
**Cochlear Sound Processor bimodal users are unable to use the ReSound Nexia hands-free calls, Bluetooth LE Audio or Auracast features.
***Cochlear Sound Processor bimodal users are unable to use the ReSound OMNIA or ReSound ONE hands-free calls feature.
^ Requires that the phone manufacturer has enabled Android Streaming to Hearing Aids

Bimodal Compatibility