with the cochlear™ core® 7 and baha® 5 sound processors made for iphone connectivity, staying connected is easier than ever. You can stream calls, music, and other sounds directly from your phone to your sound processor, making wireless streaming easy.
Have questions about how it works or how to get the best listening experience from your technology? You’ve come to the right place!
My name is Skylar and I’m a college student and Baha 5 recipient. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks to help you maximize your hearing experience with a Cochlear™ device.
Here are some ways to take your hearing to the next level with cochlear made for iphone technology:
1. pair your sound processor with your iphone®
all cochlear™ core® 7 and baha 5 sound processors can connect directly and stream audio from your iphone®. Pairing your sound processor is simple and Cochlear has made it even easier with video tutorials. Click the links below to see the step-by-step process, or follow these instructions:
Pairing a Nucleus 7 Sound Processor:
open your iphone. go to ‘settings’, tap ‘general’ and then tap ‘accessibility’. navigate to ‘mfi hearing devices’. then turn your sound processor off and on again. your apple® device will search for your processor and display it in the “devices” section. touch the name of your processor and a bluetooth® pairing request will appear. tap ‘pair’ and it will connect. You will hear six beeps to indicate pairing has started. the light on the sound processor will flash blue for four seconds. pairing is complete when you hear a wavy tone and the sound processor light flashes blue for another four seconds. (note: the pairing process may take up to two minutes).
If you have two sound processors, both must be paired at the same time. you’ll need to tap ‘pair’ to connect each of them individually. (However, you can visit your audiologist and ask them to pair the devices to simplify the process.)
Pairing a Baha 5 Sound Processor:
make sure your processor is turned off. open your iphone go to ‘settings’, tap ‘general’ and then tap ‘accessibility’. leave that page open while you turn on your processor (by closing the battery door), then navigate to ‘mfi hearing devices’.
touch the name of your processor and a bluetooth pairing request will appear. tap ‘pair’ and it will connect. the sound processor will beep with an ascending trill to indicate pairing is complete. (note: the pairing process may take up to two minutes).
if you’re a visual learner, you can also check out this illustrated guide to iphone connectivity with a baha 5 sound processor.
2. stream audio directly to your processor
Now that your phone is connected, you may be wondering exactly how to use it. the answer depends on how you use your phone – the possibilities are endless!
here are some ideas to get you started:
- stream audio from phone calls directly to your sound processor
- facetime® without worrying about volume
- listen to music discreetly, no headphones needed!
- watch streaming app videos or programs
- play games
- use it to clearly hear gps instructions
I personally love being able to stream music to my processor as I walk to and from class every day. I don’t have to worry about bringing or untangling the headphones, and it’s discreet enough that no one else knows I’m listening to music.
3. use the smart app
As part of the connectivity made for iphone, the core 7 and baha 5 sound processors have applications that allow you to control the settings of your processor, right from the palm of your hand.
The smart core app lets you monitor battery life, adjust the mix ratio to increase/decrease background noise, track your progress with a hearing tracker, and locate a lost or misplaced sound processor .
The Baha 5 Smart App allows you to change programs, activate streaming and adjust the volume of your processor. You can also adjust the treble and bass to customize your settings and locate a lost or misplaced sound processor.
That’s it for this week’s tips! don’t forget, the cochlear website has tons of resources to help you connect your processor to your phone; Check out these common questions about iPhone connectivity. If you are still having trouble connecting, please contact your audiologist or hearing specialist for further assistance. Happy listening!
- the core 7 sound processor is compatible with the core profile series, ci500 series, ci24re (freedom), ci24r, and ci24m implants. the timeline for compatibility of the core 7 sound processor with other implants depends on research and development timelines, manufacturing processes, and regulatory approvals.
- the core 7 cochlear sound processor is compatible with iphone , ipad and ipod touch. for compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility.
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- The bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by bluetooth sig, inc. and any use of such marks by cochlear is under license.
- the cochlear core smart app is available on the app store and google play. for compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility