Made for iPhone hearing aids
Connect your phone to your hearing aids
Apple’s iPhones and iPads are renowned for their technological sophistication, their range of features, and their high-quality designs. This may be why, as of 2017, there were around 85 million iPhone users in the USA. As around 15 percent of Americans also report some degree of hearing impairment (a total of about 38 million people), it’s a fair bet that there are millions of people who use iPhones or iPads and also struggle to hear. But what if the two could be brought together, helping those with auditory issues improve their hearing? Actually, that’s definitely a possibility, with plenty of iPhone or iPad compatible hearing devices on the market. Let’s find out more about them.
The technology behind made for iPhone and iPad hearing aids
Made for iPhone or iPad hearing aids are specifically designed to provide optimal sound quality when used alongside Apple’s phones and tablets. When these devices are “paired” with certain brands of hearing aids, they can send audio feeds directly to the hearing aid’s speakers, delivering much clearer conversations, and making it easier to use the telephone. But that’s not all.
Hearing devices made for Apple’s products can also be controlled using your iPhone or iPad. There are iOS apps which let you track your hearing aid’s battery life or change the volume and balance settings. And they also let you access a service called Live Listen, which is designed specifically for the hearing impaired. With this product installed, your phone or tablet can then become an additional microphone, which can have many useful applications. For instance, if you are in a crowded restaurant and are trying to maintain a chat with a friend, you can place your phone near them, amplifying their voice and helping to screen out background noise.
So, as you can see, there are plenty of reasons to invest in hearing aids that are designed to work with your Apple devices. The question is, which brands provide such products, and what are their unique features? Here’s a quick run down of the major options that are available.
Why should you try iPhone or iPad compatible hearing aids?
There are plenty of great things about combining your Apple communications devices with high-quality hearing aids. Between them, the two pieces of technology can result in better hearing and a higher quality of life. With your iPhone or iPad acting as a microphone, you will be able to set up environments that are much better suited to easy conversation, or hear things like presentations more easily.
It’s also worth noting that there’s a difference between Apple phones and Android phones when we’re talking about hearing. While you can stream audio from Android phones to hearing aids, you will usually need a Bluetooth device to act as an intermediary. With iPhones, you just stream directly from one device to another – a much more convenient solution. Not everyone will need to fuse phones and hearing aids.
However, it’s an option that hearing-impaired people can use, and should consider if they are Apple users. Get in touch, and we will help you find the right hearing aid to make the most of your iPad or iPhone.