New Streaming Options for Android Users

bernafon alpha hearing aidsBernafon has just launched their latest hearing aid technology, the Bernafon Alpha.

This is a device many of us have been waiting for due to its ability to connect with, and stream seamlessly from, both Apple iOS and Android devices.

Paired with long-lasting, reliable lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, the Bernafon Alpha is a compelling package.

Talk to us today if you would like to upgrade to the latest in streaming technology.

  • Alpha chip has 16 times processing power and 8 times more memory compared to Bernafon’s previous hearing aid technology.
  • Li-ion induction rechargeability – contactless “plug & play” charging. The long-lasting lithium-ion batteries charge fully in 3 hours.
  • Next-generation connectivity with more options for direct sound streaming from iOS and Android devices. Alpha hearing aids connect directly to Apple iOS and Android devices using 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology. This allows for direct to phone audio streaming. Phone conversation, or any audio from your phone will be streamed directly to your hearing aids.
  • The first hearing aid with Hybrid Technology ™ – allows for a unique two signal processing approach that enhances both speech understanding and listening comfort.
  • Bernafon’s “Easy Control-A” App allows for easy and discreet adjustments of your hearing aids.

Compatibility with Android

Bernafon Alpha supports ASHA (Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids) and needs Android 10. With ASHA, you can stream audio from your mobile device directly to your Alpha hearing aids. Direct Audio Streaming to Alpha hearing aids has been tested on the following devices:

  • Google: Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4
  • Samsung: Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U/U1), Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F), Galaxy S10 (SM-G973F), Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U/U1), Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975F), Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975U1), Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F), Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F), Galaxy A71
  • OnePlus: 7T, 8T

Compatibility with Made for iPhone®

These Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing aids are compatible with all apps and accessories except SoundGate:

  • Alpha, Leox, Viron, and Zerena.

For all hearing aids we recommend iOS 13 or later. We have tested MFi functionality on the following Apple devices, running on iOS 13 or above: iPad (5th gen), iPad (6th gen), iPad (7th gen), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (5th gen), iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 11″ (1st gen), iPad Pro 12.9″ (1st gen), iPad Pro 12.9″ (2nd gen), iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd gen), iPad Pro 12.9″ (4th gen), iPad Pro 9.7″, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE (1st gen), iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPod touch (7th gen), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max. We recommend you to always update your device to the latest version of the operating system.