GN Hearing, the maker of the Beltone and ReSound hearing aids, has partnered with Google to become the first hearing aid manufacturer to enable a full spectrum of audio streaming from Android devices. It is expected that the recently launched ReSound LiNX Quattro and Beltone Amaze will support said functionality in a future Android release.
“According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This number is expected to increase to 900 million people by the year 2050. Google is working with GN Hearing to create a new open specification for hearing aid streaming support on future versions of Android devices,” states Seang Chau, Vice President of Engineering at Google.
While Hearing Revolution currently does not offer any hearing aids by GN Hearing, it is expected that in time other manufacturers will introduce native hearing aid support for Android in their products.