ReSound Cala and ReSound Smart App For Android Users

ReSound Cala and ReSound Smart App For Android Users
ReSound Cala and ReSound Smart App For Android Users
Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL
Q.
I have an Android phone. Can I use ReSound Cala?
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What Android devices are compatible with ReSound Cala and the ReSound Smart App?
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Can I stream sound directly to my Android phone?
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What audio can I stream to my hearing instruments?
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Why is it relevant to have a direct connection from the phone to the hearing aid if I cannot directly
stream audio?
Q.
I have an Android phone not listed as compatible. Can I still have remote control functionality?
Q.
Where can I get help with ReSound Cala and my Android device?
GETTING STARTED
Q.
Do I need an accessory to use the Smart App?
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How do I get the ReSound Smart app for my Android device?
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What if I don’t see the smart app in google play?
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What operating system is required to run the ReSound Smart app on my Android phone?
Q.
How do I pair ReSound Cala to my Apple device?
Q.
I downloaded the app and paired my hearing instruments to my mobile device. What do I do
next?
Q.
Why does the app take some time to load after pairing?
Q.
My hearing aids disconnected from my mobile device and didn’t automatically reconnect.
What do I do?
Q.
What remote control functionality is available on my mobile device?
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VOLUME & MUTE
Q.
What am I adjusting with the Smart App volume slider?
Q.
Can I mute the hearing instrument microphone volume?
Q.
How do I adjust the volume for each hearing instrument individually?
Q.
Can I mute the volume on ONLY my right or left hearing instrument?
Q.
How can I reset my volume level to the default level?
Q.
Can I use the app to adjust the streaming volume?
Q.
Can I use the app to adjust hearing instrument volume during calls or while streaming
sound?
Q.
What are the small dots next to the volume bar?
PROGRAMS
Q.
Why can’t I change programs?
Q.
Why can’t I press the program button with the phone icon?
Q.
Why are there no streaming device programs in the app?
Q.
How can I edit the program names?
Q.
If I edit the names of the programs, will my Hearing Care Professional be able to recognize the
original programs?
Q.
Why did I lose the program names that I entered?
Q.
Why was my program renaming not remembered by the app?
Q.
Why did the name of the program change when I chose it?
Q.
Why are some of the program buttons grayed out and others not?
TREBLE AND BASS
Q.
What does the treble and bass adjust?
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FAVORITES
Q.
What does the app notification “Turn On Location Services to allow “Smart” to determine your
location” mean?
Q.
Why can’t I add a Favorite?
Q.
How many Favorites can I add?
Q.
How can I delete a saved Favorite?
Q.
How can I delete all my Favorites at once?
Q.
Why did I lose all my saved Favorites at the fitting session?
Q.
Why did all my saved Favorites disappear?
Q.
Can I use the settings from a particular place, when I am in another location?
FINDER
Q.
How can I use the Finder to locate my hearing instruments?
Q.
Why are the red bars in the Finder Nearby mode not accurate?
Q.
Does the Finder work if the hearing instruments have run out of batteries?
CONNECTION
Q.
What do the lines on the Connection screen mean?
Q.
What is the exclamation mark on top of the Connection button or Volume screen trying to tell me?
Q.
What do I do when the app loses connection?
Q.
Why doesn’t the app update certain screens?
BATTERIES
Q.
How does the Smart app or audio streaming impact battery consumption?
SOUND ENHANCER
Q.
Why don’t I have the Sound Enhancer in my app?
Q.
Why are one or more of the Sound Enhancer features not available?
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OTHER
Q.
Can I get the app in a language other than English?
Q.
What is Demo mode?
Q.
How do I remove the ReSound Smart app?
Q.
Why does the app say "Your hearing instruments are set to gradually increase amplification over
a brief period of time, while you adapt to them. After this period, the treble and bass settings will
be enabled”?
Q.
Why doesn’t the app refresh?
GENERAL
Q. I have an Android phone. Can I use ReSound Cala?
A. Absolutely! You will still benefit from the advanced audiological features of ReSound Cala, regardless
of phone model. Select Android phones offer direct remote control capability via the free ReSound Smart
App from the Google Play store.
Q. What Android devices are compatible with ReSound Cala and the ReSound Smart App?
A. For the most current list of compatible devices, click here to go to our Compatibility Page
Q. Can I stream sound directly to my Android phone?
A. You can stream sound from your Android phone with the Phone Clip+.
Q. What audio can I stream to my hearing instruments?
A: Nearly every audio source on your Android phone can be streamed directly to your ReSound Cala
hearing instruments using the Phone Clip+ or the Micro/Multi Mic from GN ReSound. For example: music,
movies, phone calls, Skype calls, directions from a GPS app, and sounds from your favorite games, etc.
Q. Why is it relevant to have a direct connection from the phone to the hearing aid if I cannot
directly stream audio?
A: The ReSound Smart App for Android delivers the ability to control and tailor your hearing experience to
match your personal preferences and needs in a way that’s smart, discreet and easy.
Q. I have an Android phone not listed as compatible. Can I still have remote control functionality?
A. Android phones not compatible with the Smart app can use the ReSound Control app if the phone is
running Android OS 2.3 and up (requires the Phone Clip+).
Q. Where can I get help with ReSound Cala and my Android device?
A. Your Hearing Care Professional is a great resource to answer your questions about ReSound Cala.
Consumer Care Representatives are also available to answer your questions. Call 1 (844) 833-1133.
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ReSound Smart App
GETTING STARTED
Q. Do I need an accessory to use the Smart App?
A: You do not need an additional accessory for the Smart App when pairing to a compatible Android
device.
In order to stream audio to your Android device, you need the Phone Clip+ accessory.
Q. How do I get the ReSound Smart app for my compatible Android device?
A: Download for free on Google Play. You can enter Google Play by tapping the suit case Play Store
icon on your Android device. In Google Play, search for ReSound Smart. After finding the app, tap the
Install button. Enter your Google Play ID and password and the Smart App will start downloading.
Q. What if I don’t see the Smart App in Google Play?
A. Verify you have a compatible Android device. Google Play only displays apps that are compatible with
specific Android devices.
Q. What operating system is required to run the ReSound Smart app on my Android phone?
A: Your Android device must be running Android OS 4.4.2 – 4.4.4 (KitKat), OS 5.0 (Lollipop), or OS 6.0
(Marshmallow). Your specific operating system will depend on the specific device model and carrier. If
you are not sure which operating system your device should be running, check with your mobile phone
carrier.
Q. How do I pair my Android phone to my ReSound Cala hearing instruments?
A: Consult the Quick Guide found on this website or in your ReSound Cala package for instructions on
how to pair.
Q. I downloaded the app and paired my hearing instruments to my mobile device. What do I do
next?
A: Follow the sequence below to complete the process:
 Simply tap the Smart App icon on the home screen of your mobile device to launch the app. An
entry flow containing the following steps will begin:
o Step 1: Do you want to connect with the hearing instrument now or run in demo mode?
Choose Get Started.
o Step 2: Terms of use: We inform you that you should familiarize yourself with the printed
user guide for the hearing instruments. It is necessary to accept the terms of use to
proceed.
o Step 3: We inform you about the hearing instrument models you can use with the app.
o Step 4: We offer guidance on how to pair your hearing aids to your Android device.
o Step 5: You’re ready to run the Smart App.
If you need guidance on the app features, please consult the Tutorial section of the app or the
Connectivity Guide included in your ReSound Cala package.
Q. Why does the app take time to load after pairing?
A: When you open the app after the hearing instruments were disconnected, the app reads information
from the hearing instruments. During this connection process, you can see progress bars at the top of the
app screen.
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Q: My hearing aids disconnected from my mobile device and didn’t automatically reconnect. What
do I do?
A: If the hearing aids disconnect from your mobile device, it’s typically because they are out of Bluetooth
range (around 30ft) from the phone. If the ReSound Cala devices disconnect from your mobile device,
they will go into search mode for 180 seconds before deactivating wireless transmission. When the
ReSound Cala devices come back into range of the mobile device, you need to open and close the
battery doors so they begin searching for a device they can connect to.
Q. What remote control functionality is available on my mobile device?
A: Remote Control function is available through the ReSound Smart App. Those basic controls include:
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Adjust volume
Change programs
Mute the hearing instrument microphones
View battery indicators
Adjust bass/treble
Geotag to assign hearing aid programs to specific locations
Use your saved settings at any time
Find your lost hearing instrument with “Find my hearing instrument”
Access information about how to use and maintain your hearing instruments
Activate direct streaming from the Clip on Microphone or TV Streamer 2
VOLUME & MUTE
Q. What am I adjusting with the Smart App volume slider?
A: The app volume slider adjusts the hearing instrument microphone level.
Q. Can I mute the hearing instrument microphone volume?
A: Yes. Just tap the mute button underneath the volume slider in the app. To mute the volume from a
streaming accessory, tap the mute button underneath the orange streaming volume slider.
Q. How do I adjust the volume for each hearing instrument individually?
A: Press the small toggle button at the bottom of the screen. The button will shift between individual and
common volume control. You can also pinch two fingers outwards and inwards to shift between individual
and common volume control.
Q. Can I mute the volume on ONLY my right or left hearing instrument?
A: Yes, when you have two volume sliders for individual volume control, just tap the mute button
underneath either the left or right volume slider.
Q. How can I reset my volume level to the default level?
A: You can reset the volume level to the default level by placing the volume slider button between the two
dots on the each side of the volume bar. This will reset the volume to the default level.
Q. Can I use the app to adjust the streaming volume?
A: Yes, if you are streaming from a streaming accessory (e.g. a TV streamer), you can adjust the
streaming volume from the orange volume bar with the streaming icon.
If you are streaming sound from your mobile device (e.g. playing music), you can adjust the volume as
you normally do by using the hard key volume buttons on the mobile device. You can also use the volume
control in the particular app playing the music.
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Q. Can I use the app to adjust hearing instrument volume during calls or while streaming sound?
A: Yes, adjust the hearing instrument volume by turning the volume slider up and down.
Q. What are the small dots next to the volume bar?
A: The dots indicate your default volume setting. This is determined by the way the Hearing Care
Professional has fitted the hearing instruments.
PROGRAMS
Q. Why can’t I change programs?
A: If you lose connection to your hearing instruments, the program buttons are grayed out and nonselectable. At the same time, a white exclamation mark indicates the hearing instruments lost connection
to the mobile device. After re-establishing the connection, you can change programs again.
Q. Why can’t I press the program button with the phone icon?
A: The program button with the phone icon appears when you either stream sound (e.g. music) from your
Android device or when a phone call is taking place. While the sound streaming or the phone call takes
place, the hearing instruments will remain in the streaming program. In order to change programs, you
need to exit the streaming or phone call.
Q. Why are there no streaming device programs in the app?
A: You will only see a streaming device, such as the TV Streamer 2 or Multi Microphone if one has been
paired to the hearing aids.
Q. How can I edit the program names?
A: You can edit the program names in the app Settings. Go to the Main menu in the app, select Settings
then Rename programs. Then you will see the current programs listed and you can edit each of them as
you like. Keep in mind that a program name must be between 3-10 characters. If you would like a two
letter name, you can always add space as the third character.
Q. If I edit the names of the programs, will my Hearing Care Professional be able to recognize the
original programs?
A: Yes, when you edit the program names, the new name is stored in the hearing instrument. When your
Hearing Care Professional connects your hearing instrument, he can read from the hearing instruments
and see the program names you have chosen.
Please note: When your Hearing Care Professional reconnects your hearing instruments to the fitting
software in his/her office, the fitting software will overwrite the changes you made. This unfortunately
means that the programs you renamed will return to the original names. If you want to keep the names
you edited, either ask your Hearing Care Professional to read from the hearing instruments or edit the
program names in the fitting software to your preferred names prior to reprogramming.
Q. Why did I lose the program names that I entered?
A: When your Hearing Care Professional reconnects your hearing instruments to the fitting software in
his/her office, the fitting software will overwrite the changes you made. The programs you renamed will
return to the original names. To keep the names you edited, either ask your Hearing Care Professional to
read from the hearing instruments or edit the program names in the fitting software to your preferred
names prior to reprogramming.
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Q. Why was my program renaming not remembered by the app?
A: When you edit the program names remember to press ok, when you are done. If you have not pressed
ok the renamed programs will not be saved. You can rename the programs in the app Settings under
Rename Programs. Please note: If your Hearing Care Professional reconnects your hearing instruments
to the fitting software in his/her office, the fitting software will reverse the program names to the original
names. If you want to keep the names you edited, either ask your Hearing Care Professional to read from
the hearing instruments or edit the program names in the fitting software to your preferred names prior to
reprogramming.
Q. Why did the name of the program change when I chose it?
A: If your Hearing Care Professional has entered new hearing instrument programs names during the
fitting session, you will see these names when you enter the program for the first time after the fitting.
Q. Why are some of the program buttons grayed out and others not?
A: There can be several reasons for some of the program buttons being grayed out.
 If you are streaming sound (e.g. music) from your Phone Clip+, only the Phone Clip+ program
icon will be highlighted and the remaining buttons will be grayed out.
 If you have two hearing instruments in different programs and one of the hearing instruments
disconnects, then the program of the disconnected hearing instrument will look semi grayed out.
This is to indicate that the program is disconnected in one hearing instrument, however you can
still choose the program for the connected hearing instrument.
TREBLE AND BASS
Q. What does the treble and bass adjust?
A: The treble and bass adjust the high and low frequencies. Adjusting treble and bass means you can
adjust the high and low tones and thereby customize your hearing experience. The treble/bass range is
from +6 dB to -6 dB. The cross-over frequency is 1000 Hz. You can adjust the treble and bass for all
incoming sounds, including sounds streamed from an Apple device.
FAVORITES
Q. What does the app notification “Turn on Location Services to allow “Smart” to determine your
location” mean?
A: To add a place, you must have the Location Services turned on for your mobile device. If it is turned
off, a notification will prompt you to go to Location Services in the device settings. To activate Location
Services on an Android phone, swipe down from the top of the phone and tap the button labeled
Location.
Q. Why can’t I add a Favorite?
A. There can be different reasons for being unable to add a Favorite:
 If your subscription does not include a data package, you are unable to use the location based
services and you will receive the notification saying a place could not be added. This can be
resolved by acquiring a subscription with a data package.
 If you have not inserted your sim card into the mobile device.
 If your mobile device is in flight mode.
In these cases you will either get a notification that a place could not be added or you will not be able to
activate “Q” in the app. On rare occasions, the location cannot be immediately established. This will result
in a notification that the place cannot be added to a program.
Q. How many Favorites can I add?
A: You can add up to 20 Favorites. If you try to add no. 21, you will see the notification “Maximum number
of places reached” or “To be able to add this place, please remove another place from the list”. It can be
resolved by either deleting one or more places individually in the “Favorites list” or deleting all the places
at once in the app Settings.
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Q. How can I delete a saved Favorite?
A: In the “Favorites list,” swipe left on the location you want to delete and press Remove.
Q. How can I delete all my Favorites at once?
A: Delete all your places at once by going into the app Settings. Choose Favorites then Remove all
saved favorites.
Q. Why did I lose all my saved Favorites at the fitting session?
A: Favorite locations are tied to a program environment that was established by your Hearing Care
Professional during your fitting. If your Hearing Care Professional changes the original program
environment to a new program environment, it will erase any saved Favorite that was associated with the
original program environment.
Q. Why did all my saved Favorites disappear?
A: Your saved Favorites will disappear when you update the ReSound Smart app to the latest version.
You can re-save all your Favorites again.
Q. Can I use the settings from a particular place, when I am in another location?
A: Yes, you can tap on the location and choose Use now.
FINDER
Q. How can I use the Finder to locate my hearing instruments?
A: You can use the Finder in two ways. The Finder will detect if your hearing instruments are close by or
far away. If they are far away the Finder will shift to Map mode. This will show you the location of the last
time your hearing instruments were connected to the mobile device, as long as Location Services is
enabled and the Smart App is running in the background. You can see the location address by tapping
the callout. nThe callout will also show how long ago the hearing instruments were in that particular
location.
If your hearing instruments are within Bluetooth range and turned on, the Finder will shift to “Nearby
mode.” The red bars will show if you are getting closer to the hearing instruments or getting further away.
In that way, you can search for your hearing instrument nearby (in your house for example).
Q. Why are the red bars in the Finder Nearby mode not accurate?
A: When using the Finder in “Nearby mode,” move the mobile device slowly. Depending on how fast you
normally walk or move the mobile device, you might have to slow down a little when searching for the
hearing instruments.
Q. Does the Finder work if the hearing instruments have run out of batteries?
A: Some of it does. The “Map mode” shows the location of last time the hearing instruments were
connected to the mobile device and this position will continue to be shown even if the hearing instruments
run out of batteries. Please note: Map mode of the Finder does not track the hearing instrument location
in real time, so the hearing instrument might have been removed in the meantime. On the contrary, the
“Nearby mode,” where you can look for your hearing instruments close by, only works if the hearing
instruments have batteries with strength and they are connected to your mobile device.
CONNECTION
Q. What do the lines on the Connection screen mean?
A: The white line means: A connection is established. The connection is between the hearing instrument
and the streamer accessory or between the hearing instrument and the mobile device. The red line with
exclamation mark means: The connection is missing or broken. Press the exclamation mark and you will
receive guidance on how to reestablish connection.
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Q. What is the exclamation mark on top of the Connection button or Volume screen trying to tell
me?
A: You are probably missing a connection between your mobile device and your hearing instrument. Tap
the Connection button and you will see an overview of the connections between your mobile device,
your hearing instruments and your streaming device (if you have a streaming device paired). If a
particular connection is not established, the line will be red and have an exclamation mark on it. Tap the
exclamation mark or the red line to get tips for reestablishing the connection.
Q. What do I do when the app loses connection?
A: If the app loses connection, it is typically the connection between the hearing instrument and the
Android device that has been lost. On the Connection status screen, there will be exclamation marks
showing where the connection is lost. If you press the exclamation mark, you will receive guidance on
how to reestablish connection.
Q. Why doesn’t the app update certain screens?
A: Sometimes the app can take a little while to update a screen. This can be easily resolved by leaving
and reentering the screen.
BATTERIES
Q. How does the Smart app or audio streaming impact battery consumption?
A: The app does not significantly impact the consumption of the hearing instrument battery. Running the
app will take up some of the mobile battery similar to what other smartphone apps do. Streaming audio
via the Phone Clip+ increases battery consumption and will reduce the battery life of the hearing
instrument.
Sound Enhancer
Q. Why don’t I have the Sound Enhancer in my app?
A: Availability also depends on the programs and settings of your ReSound Cala hearing aids. If available
for you, the Sound Enhancer will show in the “More options” menu in the top left corner of the Program
screen. The Sound Enhancer might be available only in some of your fitted programs, so please try the
More options menu when in each program.
Q. Why are one or more of the Sound Enhancer features not available?
A: Each Sound Enhancer feature is available per program, dependent on the settings of the program. For
example, a Restaurant program typically has “Comfort in Noise and Speech Focus” available, but not
“Comfort in Wind.” Generally, wind noise reduction is not necessary in a Restaurant program. If one of the
feature tabs is grayed out for the program you are in, it means that it is available in another program. Try
your other programs to see what is available there.
OTHER
Q. Can I get the app in a language other than English?
A: Yes, the app is available in Spanish, French, Italian, traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The
app follows the language of the phone. For example, if your phone is set to Spanish, the app will
automatically display Spanish as well.
Q. What is Demo mode?
A: Demo mode lets you run the app without connection to the hearing instruments, for demonstration
purposes or to learn how to navigate the app. Demo mode simulates the app features as if you were
connected to a hearing instrument. You can choose Demo mode in the entry flow or enable/disable
Demo mode under Settings in the app.
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Q. How do I remove the ReSound Smart app?
A: Remove the app the same way you uninstall all other apps. On an Android device, either hold your
finger on the icon and drag to remove, or tap on: settings > applications > application manager >
swipe to the downloads
tab. Find and tap on the app you want to delete and tap uninstall.
Q. Why does the app say "Your hearing instruments are set to gradually increase amplification
over a brief period of time, while you adapt to them. After this period, the treble and bass settings
will be enabled”?
A: You will get to see this notification if your hearing instruments have been fitted with the Acceptance
Manager setting. The Acceptance Manager setting gradually adjusts the hearing instrument to the final
fitting. During the specified period the Acceptance Manager feature is adjusting, you cannot adjust treble
and bass.
Q. Why doesn’t the app refresh?
A: Sometimes the app might not refresh the screen right away. This means that the settings (e.g. treble /
bass) might not update immediately. This can be resolved by exiting and reentering the screen.
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