As part of the “Spreading Good Cheer” series on our blog, we want to share this great step in accessibility technology for people using hearing devices. Google has teamed up with hearing aid company GN Hearing and Cochlear, and designed new streaming features that allow the user to access music and phone calls directly through their hearing device.

According to Cochlear Chief Technology Officer Jan Janssen:

“The benefit to our users is they will no longer have to use an intermediate device to stream audio from a compatible Android device to their cochlear implant sound processor or hearing aid”

Skipping the middle man here will undoubtedly make accessibility easier for people with hearing devices. You can learn about it in this article by Hearing Tracker.

Hearing Technology at RK Audiology

We pride ourselves on having the latest and most effective technology for hearing evaluation and treatment. Learn more by starting with our 3D Digital Ear Scanner. Then, check out these pages to learn more about hearing-in-noise devices and hearing aids:

We also do custom fittings for a whole host of hearing protection devices: monitors, earplugs for musicians, and more. Schedule a custom fitting with us today!


[The views expressed in this editorial are for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by Google. RK Audiology is not affiliated with Google or Google products.]