Over the years, many hearing aid users have been forced to make sacrifices when it comes to the quality of sound delivered through their phone. Many hearing aid users have found it difficult to hear calls, especially if other background noise cut in.

Listening to music from their phone might have required a special device, especially if they wanted to listen to that music without disturbing others around them. While added accessories, like the Telecoil, could make some streaming possible, they didn’t offer the high-quality sound experience, and convenience many hearing aid users are looking for.

Now, Android users have a new option: Bluetooth streaming directly to Resound hearing aids.

New Technology, New Opportunities

Google and Resound have now co-developed Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids, or ASHA for the Android 10 operating system. This technology permits users to stream music and calls directly to their hearing aid device without the use of any additional accessories.

For many hearing aid users, this allows unprecedented convenience and freedom.

Users no longer have to worry about clunky additional devices or missing out on all the experiences their phone can offer. Now, if you want to stream music, you can do it directly to your hearing aids, with nothing else in between.

Want to listen to a call? Whether you need to shut out other background noises or allow some of them to come through so that you can safely navigate your surroundings, the Resound app delivers convenience, accessibility, and control in a way that Android users have never experienced before.

Is Your Device Compatible?

Currently, ASHA technology is available to users of the most recently released Resound hearing aids, the Resound LiNX Quattro hearing aids. But the latest Resound Smart 3D app is only compatible with Android 10 on some devices, including the Google Pixel 3 line of smartphones and Samsung Galaxy 9’s and 10’s. If you aren’t currently using these devices, you may need to upgrade to experience the full advantages offered by your advanced resound hearing aids.

To check if your device is compatible, download the Resound Smart 3D app in the Google Play store.

Click the “Getting Started” icon and follow the prompts on the screen. If your device is compatible, you will receive a screen showing that your hearing aids are already paired and ready to use (picture 1).

Otherwise, you will either receive error warnings indicating that 1) you need to change your settings to use the device (picture 2) or 2) your device is not compatible (picture 3).

If your device is not compatible with Android 10, speak with your carrier about how to upgrade your device.

Getting Started

If you’re interested in using Resound hearing aids and ASHA technology, getting started is simple. First, download the latest version of the Resound Smart 3D app. Follow the prompts on the screen to connect to your hearing aids and make sure there are no compatibility issues (see instructions above.) Then, you’re ready to start using direct audio streaming.

Would you like to listen to a movie with the audio streamed directly to your hearing aids? Do you want to listen to your music directly in your ears, through your hearing aids? Do you have a call coming in? You can handle all those tasks with ease while adjusting the settings directly from your phone. ASHA won’t steal your battery life away, either, which means you can continue using all the advantages that come along with this technology.

If you’re interested in making the switch to Resound hearing aids and want to learn more about ASHA technology? Contact us today to find out more.

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Dr. Jane Watson Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Jane Watson Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Watson has served the San Antonio area for over 40 years. In combination with her clinical knowledge and passion, she exemplifies quality hearing healthcare. Dr. Watson completed her doctor of audiology training at the PCO in Pennsylvania and has witnessed first-hand the evolution of hearing technology. She has indeed mastered the art of hearing aid intervention and is an invaluable member of the Audicles team.
What Was Betty's First Experience at Audicles Like ...
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation and local. I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
Betty P.
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“I first realized I had signs of hearing loss in the early 90’s, my biggest fear at the time was having to wear hearing aids and feeling old and deaf. I went to visit Audicles and if I had to rate my first impressions on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 12+. From day one of having my hearing aids, everything changed, when I take them off the world goes to only 50% hearing, so they really have positively impacted my life. I always recommend Audicles so if you are considering visiting, I would highly recommend and refer Audicles and Tracey Board.”
Brian O.
Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming ...
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
Donald Kotzer
What Happened at 4 Year Old Hunter's First Appointment ...
“Hunter was just four years old when we found out he had a profound hearing loss in both ears and as his parents we were so worried Hunter would have to live with this disability and would always be considered different. As soon as his hearing aids were turned on, he ran to the window and said “trucks.” He could hear the traffic for the first time. When we got home to his Memi’s house, he could hear the peacocks and he was so excited … it was priceless. The impact hearing aids have had on Hunter’s life is incredible, Hunter says “I am able to live a normal life and communicate easily with my family and friends. I love to hunt and fish, which are two things I can do better when I can hear.” For anybody considering visiting Audicles, we would not consider taking Hunter anywhere else, they are the most caring people you will ever meet. We love Dr. Board and all of the staff, they are extremely helpful and welcoming at all times.”
Hunter Brown
Isaac First Visited Audicles as a Little Kid ...
“My first signs of hearing loss came when I was a little kid, I was really happy when I visited Audicles for my first appointment. Hearing Aids have had a really good impact on my life, I can hear everything! I would definitely encourage anybody considering visiting Audicles to go.”
Isaac Leos
She Always Made Me Feel Like I Belonged ...
“I was only two when signs of hearing loss were detected so I don’t remember my first appointment, but one of my earliest memories was visiting Dr. Jane with my grandpa. She always made me feel like I belonged and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. My first impressions of Audicles were awesome, I remember sitting in the hearing booth thinking I was in a spaceship! The impact hearing aids have had on my life is indescribable, I would not be where I am without the help of Audicles, Dr. Jane went above and beyond to help me. I would say to anybody considering visiting Audicles, what are you waiting for?”
Jaret Gunn
There is Never a Better Time to Do It Than The Present ...
“I noticed the first signs of hearing loss at work, as I work with children in my teaching job, I found it harder and harder to hear them. My family were also giving me a hard time about the TV volume. I was so ready to increase my quality of life and not miss anything so I had no fears about visiting Audicles for my first appointment. I was made to feel right at home! They were professional, kind, patient and explained everything. Hearing aids have impacted my life in a big way, I can hear my grandchildren. I have been able to use mics and the technology offered for a variety of purposes was all for the good. If you are considering visiting Audicles, just do it! There is never a better time than the present. What do you have to lose?”
Kim M.
My First Signs of Hearing Loss Were ...
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
Loretta Anton