Surface Duo - Audio Streaming for Deaf and Hearing Impaired
I hope the Surface Duo team can implement direct audio streaming in Android 10 to hearing aids and the Cochlear Nucleus 7 sound processor for the deaf.
Apple iOS has had this capability for more than two years and Google Pixels now have it, including the new Pixel 4. No other Android devices have it.
"With the official release of Android 10, Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL* will be the first Android phones to support direct streaming to ReSound LiNX Quattro™ and Beltone Amaze™ hearing aids and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. The new streaming technology will be available by way of an update to Android 10, plus a firmware update on the hearing devices. The streaming specification is open source, which allows other manufacturers of hearing aids and Android devices to offer direct audio streaming in the near future."
For more info, see Cochlear.com and search for Pixel.
emmanuel fernandez commented
Same here been looking for hearing aid compatibility phone with asha to stream music without the need of a streaming device around my neck.
If microsoft could put an effort to this it would mean a lot for us hard of hearing individuals
I currently own a Microsoft Surface Duo and Resound Linx Quattro 9 hearing aids. The Duo does not appear to have BLE Direct Streaming capability for these hearing aids, even though the compatibility information for the hearing aids state Bluetooth 5.0 and Android 10 as the requirements.
Glenn Wasserman commented
Did this feature make it into the Surface Duo? I have Resound Linx 3d hearing aids, it's a critical need for me for Surface Duo to support them for music and call streaming.
Cláudio Gomes commented
I too am deaf, and would benefit from such feature!
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