Amazon expands Fire TV Hearing Aid support to include Cochlear and more Fire TV models

Nearly a year ago, the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube became the first streaming device to support streaming audio directly to hearing aids through the Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) protocol. At the time it only supported one Fire TV model and Starkey hearing aids. Amazon has now announced a partnership with Cochlear that expands hearing aid streaming support to the Cochlear Nucleus 8, Nucleus 7, Nucleus Kanso 2, and Baha 6 Max sound processors. Additionally, ASHA-capable Fire TV models now also include the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube and Amazon’s own Fire TV Smart TV models, which are the Fire TV 4-Series, Fire TV Omni Series, and the recently released Fire TV Omni QLED Series.

  1. George Odegard says:

    I await the day when FireTV communicates directly with Costco hearing aids.

  2. Alan says:

    My son is dead and has cochlear implants. Paired one up to my cube last night to try it out with him.
    Turns out that if you want the sound to be transmitted to the cochlear implants processor, it mutes the sound on any other channel. So you either get sound delivered to the dead person or to the hearing people, not both!
    So, post useless in a family with both

  3. Alan says:

    Deaf. Not dead

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