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Australian company Cochlear has teamed up with Apple to release the world’s first cochlear implant sound processor made for iPhone.
The Nucleus 7 sound processor will allow users to stream sounds directly to their Cochlear implant from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
People living with severe to profound hearing loss will be able to listen to music, play games, watch Netflix or stream YouTube videos in high quality, get directions from Maps, or take FaceTime calls — it’s all streamed directly to the processor.
Users can control the sound processor on their iPhone using the Nucleus Smart App, which monitors the device’s volume, battery and location with the Find My Processor feature, in case you (or your child) has left it on the fridge, in the car etc. You can also adjust the mixing ratio on the app so background noise is blocked out.
“For people with hearing loss we know the ability to talk and hear on their iPhone is incredibly important,” said Janet Menzies, General Manager, Cochlear Australia and New Zealand.
“The connectivity, monitoring and accessibility not only helps people with the day to day management of their hearing, but it also enables them to interact with friends, family and technology to live their life to the fullest.”
Cochlear is also releasing a bimodal version (hearing aid in one ear, cochlear implant in the other) which will allow you to control both devices, if compatible, with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The availability of the processors will differ from country to country.
from Mashable! http://on.mash.to/2gHlTXn