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Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to atoma96)
I use my iCom with my Phonak aids. Went to phonak site to check Naida system. Uses newer BT device than my iCom unit. should still work as old one did. Bluetooth iPhone ON. Still have to pair the devices as before consult device instructions. I updated to iOS 6 on iPhone 4 last night and it picked up existing pairing with out a problem. YMMV?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to rwheaton2)
So what exactly is the new ios 6 feature with the hearing aids. I do not have an iphone yet, but someone just showed me the new menu option in the setting to allow the hearing aids to link. I have the Naida aids, so I'm interested in learning what the benefits are
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to jbender4)
Feature of the accessibility option reduces some of the radio interference of phone in close proximity of hearing aid using a telecoil system.
Bluetooth a separate feature has been around awhile for hearing aids using bluetooth adapters. I really like mine. Clarity of sound is far superior to anything else. Wish BT were embedded in aids. But current tech will drain batteries in quick time.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to rwheaton2)
Wait.... Can you give me step by step directions on how to connect my hearing aids/compilot to the phone. I called apple yesterday and was on the phone with them for an hour and half, and they had no clue how to do it. I would deeply appreciate it. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to atoma96)
t-coil that is a magnetic pickup in your hearing aid. the iPhone magnet gets a little interference with the radio. never works well for me too much backgound noise for my taste.
in the iphone settings/general/accessibiltiy/hearing aid mode.... ON changes the iPhone to make it more compatible with your t-coil. found out this only works with iPhone 4S and iphone 5. that option turns off immediately on older iPhones that are not supported 100% in iOS6 for this option. bummer as I have the iPhone 4 so it reverts immediately back to off for that function. As I mentioned t-coil and cell phones not a good mix generally.
Better option below!----------
the t-coil is a totally different mechanism from the phonak iCom or Compilot device which uses blue tooth. iCom/Compilot device is a 'bluetooth go between' the bluetooth device and your hearing aids. Instructions are in link above. one of the PDF's will be appropriate for you if you have that device. with my iCom and iPhone or any bluetooth phone or TV for that matter with the TV base unit. it is magically clear and sounds like you are in a sound proof room with who ever is on the other end. wow what a difference it makes. makes me wonder... do normal hearing people hear like that on the phone normally? what have I been missing?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to rwheaton2)
I haven't been able to pair my iPhone 4S with the T coil on my
Oticon hearing aid, which works wonderfully with the Oticon FM system.
However when I try to pair my iPhone 4S with the T coil what I get is
"searching for device" with the spinning circle but no results. Is
there something I am supposed to do such as keep the phone right next
to the hearing aid in order for the pairing to be successful?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to jayme1185)
I am in the process of getting this worked out. My son has one hearing aid and one CI. I will update you when we get it worked out. I believe it should be "easy" but haven't done it yet.