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Compatibility of Bernafon hearing aids and apps

Bernafon hearing aids can be connected to smartphones, apps, accessories, and other digital devices. Learn which smartphone is compatible with which Bernafon product.

Hearing aid compatibility

Made for iPhone (MFi):

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 generation 9.7", iPad 6th generation 9.7", iPad 7th generation 10.2", iPad 8th generation 10.2", iPad 9th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 4, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5, iPad mini 6th generation (2021), iPad Pro 11 (2020), iPad Pro 11" 3rd generation (2021), iPad Pro 1st generation 11", iPad Pro 1st generation 12.9", iPad Pro 1st generation 9.7", iPad Pro 2nd generation 10.5", iPad Pro 2nd generation 12.9", iPad Pro 3rd generation 12.9" (2018), iPad Pro 4th 12.9" generation (2020), iPad Pro 5th 12.9" generation (2021), iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPod touch 7th generation.

Hands-free communication:

Clients can enjoy hands-free calls using their iPhone or iPad.

These hearing aids support hands-free communication:

Alpha

Bi-directional streaming (hands-free communication) is available with iPhone 11 or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation and 4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation and 2nd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation), with software updates iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 or later. Hands-free communication requires minimum firmware 1.3.0 on your hearing aids.

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, Pixel 4 A, Pixel 5, Pixel 6

Samsung: Samsung Galaxy A21s, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy A52, Samsung Galaxy A70, Samsung Galaxy A71, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

Xiaomi MI 10 5G

OnePlus: 7T, 8T

App compatibility

Read which smartphones and other devices are compatible with our Bernafon apps.

Bernafon EasyControl-A

The Bernafon EasyControl-A app can be used with Zerena, Viron, Leox, and Alpha.

See the list below to identify the mobile devices which are tested to be compatible with the Bernafon EasyControl-A app.

Please note, that Benafon EasyControl-A app is compatible with devices running on the operating system iOS 13 or above, and Android 8.0 and above. If your device is not listed, it is still possible for it to be compatible with the Bernafon EasyControl-A app.

We recommend you to always update your device to the latest version of the operating system.

Bernafon EasyControl Connect

The Bernafon EasyControl Connect app can be used with Zerena, Viron, Leox, and Alpha.

See the list below to identify the devices which are tested to be compatible with the Bernafon EasyControl Connect app.

Please note, that Bernafon EasyControl Connect app is compatible with devices with minimum 2 GB of RAM and running on the operating system iOS 13 or above, and Android 8.0 or above. If your device is not listed, it is still possible for it to be compatible with the Bernafon EasyControl Connect app.

We recommend you to always update your device to the latest version of the operating system.

Bernafon EasyControl Connect and Bernafon Alpha require a mobile device with Bluetooth 4.2 or above

SoundClip-A compatibility

Bernafon SoundClip-A is tested to be compatible with the following devices:

If your device is not listed above, it is possible for it to be compatible with SoundClip-A if it meets the following requirement: Bluetooth­ 2.1 or later.

To pair the SoundClip-A with the Phone Adapter 2, please perform the following steps:

  1. Put the Phone Adapter 2 into pairing mode
    Make sure the Phone Adapter 2 is powered on, i.e., the power indicator is steady green.
  2. Put the SoundClip-A into pairing mode
    Press and hold the multi button AND volume up button for about 6 seconds until status indicator BLINKS BLUE (The SoundClip-A will be in pairing mode for about 3 minutes).
  3. Place the SoundClip-A on top of the Phone Adapter 2
    The pairing takes approximately 20–60 seconds.
  4. Pairing completed
    The power indicator on the Phone Adapter 2 and the status indicator on the SoundClip-A turn steady blue. Pairing only needs to be performed once and normally does not have to be repeated.

SoundGate app compatibility

See the list below to identify the smartphones that are compatible with the SoundGate app:

The SoundGate app may be compatible with other devices but they were not tested.