Among smartphones, the iPhone stands out as an innovation leader. The latest innovation is a result of collaborations with several hearing aid manufacturers to create hearing aids and apps that are intended to work together. These are known as made for iPhone hearing aids. With made for iPhone hearing aids, users are able to adjust the device from an app on their iPhones. In addition, the iPhone delivers incoming audio such as phone calls and music or Siri’s responses right to the user’s hearing aid. Set up is easy as well – just treat the device like any other Bluetooth device. Apple instructs the user to, In Settings, go to General, then Accessibility, then Hearing Aids, and iOS will automatically search for and recognize your device. Once your hearing aid is paired, it’s available to you as an audio source whenever you need it. Made for iPhone hearing aids also allow the user to utilize the Live Listen feature for face-to-face conversations in noisy places. This feature allows you to use the microphone to hear what the other person is saying, clear as a bell.
The selection of made for iPhone hearing aids available for purchase include Audibel A3i, Audigy‚ AGXsp, Beltone‚ Beltone First, MicroTech’s Kinnect, NuEar iSDS, ReSound, ReSound LiNX, and Starkey Halo. Of course, the right hearing aid for you will take a little time and research. A hearing specialist will be able to guide you in the process. Each device has its own unique abilities and features. For one, Audibel‚ A3i‚ claims advanced noise reduction technology and a precise directional microphone.” If you’re the forgetful type, Audigy‚ AGXsp boasts a GPS feature to help you find your hearing aids. The MicroTech’s Kinnect will work with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and it easily streams music, Facetime phone calls, and more, right to your ears. NuEar iSDS’s patented technology replicates high-frequency sounds (like women’s and children’s voices) in lower frequencies where they’re easier to hear and understand. Finally, Starkey’s Halo ‚industry-leading feedback canceller provides feedback-free and comfortable listening all day long.
Talk to your hearing care specialist. They will help you narrow down the choices to what suits your hearing needs and budget.