Phonak’s iCom Bluetooth device has changed the way in which hearing impaired individuals hear using peripheral devices such as cell phones, TVs, iPods, etc. With the iCom, hearing aid users with compatible hearing aids can wirelessly pair their hearing aids with virtually any bluetooth device on the market.
The great thing about this is, you hear in stereo! AND… you can mix the level of environmental sound with the amount of music or tv or telephone conversation to your liking. In other words, if you like to hear what’s going around you while having music in the background, you can do it! If you want to completely block out all environmental amplification while only amplifying the voice on the other end of the telephone, you can do it!
Phonak is also distributing the Voiis Stereo Wireless Music Gateway. Don’t be fooled by the name… this device offers more than just wireless music. Here is a review by cnet.com
“The good: The Voiis Stereo Wireless Music Gateway is a simple way to stream music to and from your home stereo via stereo Bluetooth. You can stream music from the home stereo to a stereo Bluetooth headset, from the PC to the home stereo, and from a cell phone to the home stereo. You can even stream music from your iPod to a stereo Bluetooth headset. Also, setup is easy. [one person can use it with their hearing aids and another can use it with a bluetooth headset simultaneously!]
The bad: The Voiis Stereo Wireless Music Gateway only has one button for all the functions, plus Bluetooth pairing can be a little tricky when both devices don’t have any displays for confirmation.
The bottom line: The Voiis Stereo Wireless Music Gateway is a great way to transmit music to and from your home stereo without any wires.”
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