GN Hearing supports direct Android streaming to hearing devices using Bluetooth Low Energy

GN Hearing, the global provider of hearing aid connectivity, and Cochlear, the global provider of implantable hearing solutions, together with Google, has announced support for direct streaming from Android™ devices to hearing devices for the first time using Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), the company said.

The new technology is based on a recent hearing aid specification, Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Bluetooth Low Energy Connection-Oriented Channels, which Google has developed in collaboration with GN Hearing and Cochlear.

This new direct streaming technology from compatible* Android devices allows people to use their hearing devices like a headset to enjoy music, take calls and much more, while using a protocol designed to maximise battery life.1-2 With BLE, people can use technology designed for streaming all day while preserving the battery life of their hearing devices, which is a challenge for the traditional Classic Bluetooth streaming currently available.

The GN Group is a global provider of intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible.