TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 5, 2014) - Oticon Canada, a leading manufacturer of hearing solutions today announces the launch of the upgraded Streamer Pro that will enable people who use Oticon wireless hearing instruments to connect to iPhone® and iPod touch® via the Oticon ConnectLine App. The small and discreet Streamer Pro is worn around the neck and acts as an intermediary device to connect Bluetooth-enabled devices to Oticon hearing instruments. The upgraded Streamer Pro and ConnectLine App work with all Oticon wireless hearing aids purchased since 2007, the year the company first launched a wireless solution.
"The launch of the Streamer Pro will immediately benefit more than two million hearing device users who will experience a new level of convenience and discreetness," says Brock Neuman, President, Oticon Canada. "Our simple, intuitive functionality gives Oticon hearing instrument wearers the ability to connect to iPhone and iPod touch via Streamer Pro without compromising sound quality."
When the Streamer Pro is paired with the ConnectLine App, it provides intuitive functionality that enables users to switch to a variety of input sources with just a few taps. Volume can be adjusted individually for each source - in advance or in the moment. Users can move seamlessly from listening to music to making audio and FaceTime calls. They can also connect to the entire integrated ConnectLine system which allows them to stream audio from TV, landline and office phones, personal microphones and more directly to their hearing devices.
The ConnectLine App allows users to clearly see what hearing program they are using. Program names can be personalised so that they are easily identified, such as restaurant, office, sports and more. Users can also take advantage of several custom options including last number dialed, reject call and voice dial, as well as setting specific functions, such as designating ringtones to identify specific callers.
"The new connectivity solution is designed to ensure that users can take full advantage of the advanced audiological features available with Oticon hearing instruments including true binaural signal processing for enhanced sound quality," adds Newman. "Streamer Pro's low power consumption allows people to enjoy simple, easy connections to a range of communication devices throughout the day."
The Oticon ConnectLine App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com.
For more information about the new Streamer Pro, the ConnectLine App and the entire ConnectLine system, visit www.oticon.ca.
Streamer Pro supports iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 5th generation.