Thanks to a new collaboration between Apple and a hearing aid company, this could be the start of a new era of popular hearing aids. It uses bluetooth, allows you to connect wirelessly with audio and video apps including phone calls, and has an app for adjusting your hearing aid from your mobile Apple device. (Note that this requires a fairly recent iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.)
Called LiNX, the device syncs wirelessly with the newest Apple mobile devices and takes advantage of iOS 7’s new accessibility options for the hearing-impaired.
This hearing aid from ReSound has been announced and will be made available sometime this quarter (early 2014). Not only is it the world’s smallest hearing aid, it also functions as a high quality headset. The Danish company ReSound will roll out this device to different regions worldwide. This article from9to5Mac and this one from CNN have more detailed information about this new hearing aid.
The price hasn’t been announced yet, but it won’t be cheap — probably more than $3000 per ear. Check their web site (www.resoundlinx.com) for more details. You can also give them your email address and they will keep you updated on new developments on availability.
This is one hearing aid I could get excited about!