Hearing aid remote controls allow an individual to control hearing aids that have wireless capabilities. Some remotes allow the connection of other devices to the users hearing aids. In general there are two types of hearing aid remote controls, standard and Bluetooth. Below we offer information including prices for Bluetooth and standard remote controls for Siemens, Rexton and Phonak.
Standard Remote Controls – The standard remote control is a handheld device that allows an individual to control the functionality of their hearing aids, but does not allow the user to control or connect any other devices. Changeable functions are usually volume, programs and tonality. There are also Apps available for Android and Apple devices that fall within the standard remote definition. There are no universal remote controls, they are brand specific and not all hearing aids within a brand can be controlled with a remote.
Bluetooth Remote Controls – A Bluetooth remote control provides the same functionality as a standard remote control plus it allows the connection and management of other Bluetooth devices, such as television, cell phone, landline phone, music devices, automobile interfaces and many other devices. There is no need to put a cell phone up to your ear or to wear headphones or earbuds. The user can hear the Bluetooth device in stereo through their hearing aids. Some Bluetooth remotes can be clipped to a pocket or lapel. Others can be worn around the neck or underneath a shirt or blouse. As with standard remote controls there are no Bluetooth universal remote controls. They are brand specific.
Bluetooth Remote Controls
easyTek for Primax and Binax - Siemens easyTek wirelessly connects your hearing aids to many different Bluetooth enabled devices. It can be worn on top of your clothing or discreetly hidden underneath, it is lightweight and stylish. Wearing easyTek around your neck, you stay connected and in control by streaming audio for a phone call, TV show or music directly into your hearing aids. easyTek does more, acting as a remote control, allowing you to change volume and program settings. And when combined with Siemens free easyTek App for Android and iOS smartphones, you can also use your phone to discreetly adjust programs and volume, listen at a volume comfortable for you without disturbing others, or zoom in on the person next to you at a restaurant. It simply transforms binaural hearing aids into a high-quality stereo headset and no one needs to know you are wearing hearing instruments. You don't have to learn how to use a complicated multi-button remote. The easyTek has a multifunction button that lets you turn easyTek on and off, answer a phone call, change listening programs, or easily switch audio sources like music players, TVs and more all with just one button. The straightforward volume controls allow you to quickly change the volume of your hearing aids. The easy-to-read LED lights give you important information, such as when it’s time to recharge the battery. VoiceLink is a voice transmitter that connects to a plug-in microphone and transmits via easyTek using Bluetooth wireless technology. The VoiceLink microhone helps the user hear a speaker in noisy environments or difficult listing environments. Price $279.00 ea.
The TV Transmitter is an accessory for Siemens Signia remote controls with audio streaming capability. The transmitter connects TV, stereo, or MP3 player as well as many other electronic devices without Bluetooth® functionality to the remote control for your hearing instruments. Using the transmitter you will wirelessly stream sounds directly into the hearing instruments. Price $99.00 ea.
miniTek for Micon - The miniTek is a remote control and streamer in one small stylish device that works with the Nitro Micon. miniTek wirelessly connects audio devices—phones, TVs, and MP3 players and smartphone apps like Pandora Radio, Google Maps, driving instructions and FaceTime video calls—to your hearing aids. miniTek delivers universal access to everything that matters, whether Android or iPhone. It transmits audio to both ears in true stereo and is the only wireless solution that supports wireless CIC's (Completely In the Canal) instruments. miniTek can connect to two transmitters at once, so you can link to two separate televisions, or a TV and home theater combination, without moving the transmitter. miniTek comes pre-paired with the transmitters, so it all happens effortlessly and automatically. Unpack, plug in, and play. It’s that simple. Siemens free miniTek App for Android and Apple Smartphone allows you to use your cell phone as a remote control, allowing streaming, volume and program changes. Price $430.00 ea.
Standard Remote Controls
easyPocket for Primax, Binax, Micon and Orion - This user-friendly, ergonomic remote control with a modern design and built-in display can be customized to provide users with an easy-to-use, convenient remote control for their hearing aids. Allows volume changes, program changes and has side buttons to control the tinnitus therapy signal or treble/bass adjustments. Price $225.00 ea.
The miniPocket is small nough to carry on a keyring, it is the ideal solution for anyone who wants discrete, convenient hearing aid control without the need for a large remote control or smartphone. The miniPocket is approximately 2 5/16" high by 1 3/8" wide. The miniPocket is for use with the Siemens Signia Primax models. Price $99.00 ea.
touchControl App - Turn your smartphone into a discreet remote control for your Siemens hearing aids and enjoy a high level of handling comfort right at your fingertips without an interface device. Compatible with Android and Apple iOS, the touchControl App lets you discreetly and conveniently change your hearing programs, adjust the volume, and adjust the bass and treble. No extra hardware needed just a smartphone. It communicates with your Siemens hearing aids via an ultrahigh frequency signal and has a range of about 3 feet. The best part is the touchControl App is Free to download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Bluetooth Remote Controls
SmartConnect – The neck loop ensures the most stable wireless connection to your Rexton hearing aids. Wear the SmartConnect around your neck, either on top or under clothing, for a truly hands-free discreet connection for your phone calls. The incoming call will ring directly into your hearing aids. To answer, simply press the multifunction button and accept the call. The Smart Connect microphone allows the caller at the other end to hear your voice clearly. Your phone can remain in your pocket the entire time or be up to 30 feet away. Price $289.00 ea.
mini Blue RCU - The Mini Blu RCU is is a Bluetooth remote control in a small package. Using Rexton’s Blu Link Bluetooth technology wireless connectivity allows you to connect to almost any Bluetooth device and then hear the audio stream in stereo in your hearing aids. The clever little remote can be tucked in a pocket, clipped to clothing or worn around your neck on the lanyard, that is included. Best of all, it juggles two connections at once so you can easily switch between listening to your TV and your cell phone. The Mini Blue RCU is the Rexton hearing aids Bluetooth remote control for those who want discretion and power all in one. Price $420.00 ea.
Standard Remote Controls
Smart Remote - The Rexton Smart Remote is a small, easy-to-use hearing aid remote control with a display screen that makes it easy for you to control your hearing aids with the touch of a button. You can control volume, programs, and turn your hearing aids on and off, as well as many other customizable functions. You can even set a daily alarm clock to remind yourself of important events with this convenient hearing aid remote. Price $215.00 ea.
Bluetooth Remote Controls
ComPilot II - The Phonak ComPilot II is the all-in-one streaming and remote control accessory for Phonak Venture hearing aids. It can receive speech and music from all Bluetooth enabled audio sources such as, cell phones, MP3 players, TV streamers, tablets, navigation systems and many other devices. Stream audio sounds wirelessly to both hearing aids in stereo sound quality, resulting in better understanding and more enjoyment. The neck loop is available in two different colors and lengths, it also provides for better reception. The ComPilot II has the ability to simultaneously support two audio sources plus one TVLink or RemoteMic. More than 8 hours continuous streaming time. Price $299.00 ea.
ComPilot Air II - Connects Venture hearing aids to Bluetooth capable devices (cell phones, MP3 players, GPS devices computers, TV and many other devices). It transmits the audio to your venture hearing aids in stereo. The ComPilot Air II is small and it can be clipped to a lapel or placed in a pocket. It can also be used with the Phonak TVLink or the Phonak RemoteMic. Price $319.00 ea.
EasyCall II - Connects Venture hearing aids to your Bluetooth enabled cell phone. It provides you with the ability to hear the audio from your cell phone directly in your hearing aids. EasyCall II attaches to the back of your cell phone and then pairs via Bluetooth. After being paired you don't need to lift your cell phone to your ear anymore. Price $249.00 ea.
RemoteControl App II - Using the App with a smartphone you can use the advanced remote control functions for Phonak Venture hearing aids. The RemoteControl App II provides you the ability to control the listening directions (Speech in 360°), adjust left and right volume controls, make hearing aid program changes and select audio sources. requires the ComPilot Configuration of Phonak streamer settings Connectivity check to the hearing aids Easy pairing help for Phonak streamers. Free
Standard Remote Controls
PilotOne II – Is a wireless remote control that works in conjunction with Phonak Venture hearing aids. It is designed for simplicity of use and has four large buttons that are easy to locate and use. The PilotOne II controls volume and can also make hearing aid program selections. Price $249.00 ea.