Somehow, a Reuters article saying that Apple was teaming up with the Danish company GN ReSound to make an iPhone-compatible hearing aid missed most people’s attention. The story’s not entirely coherent, but it seems that Apple went shopping for partners to make hearing aids that operate on Bluetooth’s 2.4GHz band. Most competing companies use lower-frequency bands.
The LiNX hearing aid is expected to reach the market next year at more than $3000.
It is not clear what happens to the hearing aid when the phone’s battery dies — or what tasks are taken on by which device. To be continued, one expects…