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Some hearing aids have a direct connection facility, usually referred to as direct audio input. This facility allows the direct connection of the hearing aid to other audio equipment via a connector usually referred to as a shoe; thus the name 'Hearing aid direct input shoe'.
A direct connection into your hearing aid will give you the best possible sound quality and works brilliantly for listening to music. We've also produced a Beginners Guide to Direct Input which you might find useful if you're new to direct input.
Direct input shoes are specific to the make and model of each hearing aid so it's important to get the right one.
Connevans is able to provide, usually from stock, a wide range of hearing aid direct input shoes; many customers find the range of options overwhelming! You can put your shoe against the picture and identify most shoes without difficulty, making re-ordering easier for you and us! If you are unsure what model of hearing aid you have, if may be worth referring back to your hearing aid instructions, which may include the manufacturer's part number for the appropriate shoe. If you are in any doubt, check with your hearing aid manufacturer.
By each shoe we indicate whether it is compatible for use with 'ear level receivers' such as Roger X, MLxi, MicroMLxS and Amigo.
Please note, that although we usually show two shoes in the picture to give different views, shoes are supplied singly and priced each. Multiple views are shown to help with identification.
Direct audio input leads
Direct input cables will need to be purchased separately and can be found in the section that they would be associated with. There are several different types of lead and the one that you require will depend on both your hearing instrument and what you want to listen to ...
To listen to: fmGenie radio aid system
Hearing instrument: Any BTE hearing aid = fmGenie direct input leads
To listen to: iPods, tablets etc
Hearing instrument: All BTE hearing aids other than those made by Oticon = Personal stereo blue plug direct input leads.
Hearing instrument: Any Oticon BTE hearing aid = fmGenie direct input leads
Hearing instrument: Cochlear implant or BAHA = fmGenie filter leads or audio adaptor (note, additional accessories may be required)