The ComPilot is an accessory launched by Phonak which replaces the iCom
This new item is a dual purpose remote control / bluetooth streamer which can be used with wireless compatible hearing aids.
The Phonak ComPilot enables the user to stream a telephone / mobile phone wirelessly into the hearing aids enhancing listening on the phone by sending the signal to both ears and by overcoming background noise and phone placement problems. The ComPilot can also be used for streaming a TV signal direct to the hearing aids when used with the Phonak TV-Link S. More reading on wireless compatible hearing aids here.
As mentioned the accessory is dual purpose meaning you can use it to change the volume and programme settings within the hearing aids. So no need to buy an additional remote control. The neckloop now comes off fully so if not using the wireless function you can keep it in your pocket more easily.
A key improvement is the battery life which is extended to 8 hours of continuous streaming.
The retail price will be about £200-215.