“I was shocked.”

Fortunately for Hunter, wearing the hearing aid appears to be helping, making it possible for this rock musician to get his head back in the music and still hear things when he’s off the stage.

Whether this hearing aid will be better for someone with hearing loss than a conventional hearing aid comes down to visiting with a specialist and seeing what’s right for you, but we’re certainly keen to see a smartphone link up with the device in this way as it shows more examples of convergence, and should make it even easier for people with a degenerative hearing problem to fit in with a society that is always listening.

GN Resound’s Linx is compatible with iOS devices only at this time, requiring either an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, with the product available from clinicians and audiologists now.