If you were requesting a link to a paper from the future, I cannot help you.
No... just current or recent past.
Never mind... I sort of answered my own question.... apparently you could not.
I have one of those 'streamers' that connects my hearing aids to my 3rd generation iPad via Bluetooth. Works great with the Music and Podcast apps, and also with the VoiceOver screenreader. Yes, it is expensive, but if you need it, you are glad to have this option.
The first items I saw regarding 'Made for iPhone' hearing aids were iOS apps that allowed a hearing aid user to manipulate various hearing aid controls. To me that was not was much of an advance, since hearing aids already have manual controls. But, removing the big 'streamer' around your neck (mostly a lithium battery) will be very nice. The Bluetooth 4.0 'low energy' technology enables the more direct Bluetooth routing. To find out more about Bluetooth 4.0 'low energy' technology, see http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/low-energy.aspx.
Since I also have low vision, I think maybe an iPhone + 'Made for iPhone' hearing aids + the Maps app walking directions (using location services) could be quite helpful, if not perfect.
Update: After reading the Reuters article on this subject, it appears that GN Resound had a 2.4 GHz technology in place, and that Apple has now included the 2.4 GHz bandwidth in its iPhone. So (I am guessing), the iPhone itself now becomes the 'streamer' with the lithium battery to power the stream to the hearing aids (which can receive that same bandwidth). In addition, an iOS app on the iPhone allows the user to have interactive manipulation of the hearing aid controls from the iPhone via Bluetooth 4.0 'low energy' technology.
I did some checking and there's indeed potential for a cure for hearing loss based on stem cell. It's pretty much experimental with a couple clinical trials in the US, but im optimistic that by 2020 a basic treatment based on stem cell will be available. Much more importantly, dont go for cochlear implants. The CIs are rather primitive(they dont transmit the full audio range) and will become obsolete once stem cell treatment are available, BUT the implants does irreversible damage to the ear that makes the treatment impossible.
that sounds cool...but how much it will cost??????
abilenewillson wrote: »
that sounds cool...
Under the Beltone brand the equivalent Beltone First™ will be launched following the same release pattern.
janiceslintz wrote: »
Are consumers now only going to have access at their Genius Bar if they wear an Apple hearing aid?
People cannot compare hearing aids which is a huge issue. They are completely dependent on the person who prescribes and sells them. This conflict of interest has been eliminated in other markets but not with hearing aids. The FDA oversees the hearing aid market would have to require it. I have had a petition before them on this issue since 2009 but the hearing aid manufacturers are an oligopoly. Consumers need to demand this. As Sy Syms said, an educated consumer is our best customer.
Iphone 4 and iphone 5 are hearing aid compatible under FCC requirements for HAC or Hearing Aid Compatibility. There are two types of rating M and T, were M indicates reduced radio frequency interference and they enable acoustic coupling with hearing aid. But it doesn’t operate in telecoil mode. Whereas T refers to inductive coupled hearing aid that can operated in telecoil mode.