Adjust the hearing instruments using a smart phone, tablet, or handheld device.
Every hearing aid manufacturer either has or will soon release "made for iPhone" hearing instruments. The iPhone can be used as a remote control for the hearing instruments. This gives hearing aid users the ability to adjust their instruments' settings using Apps on an iPhone, iPad, or Android powered device.
The GN ReSound LiNX2™ is the first hearing aid to earn the "made for iPhone" label. This means that the audio from an iPhone can be directly transmitted to both hearing aids without the use of a streamer. For more information, click here.
Currently, many hearing aid manufacturers offer smartphone APPs for their devices.
iPhone and Hearing Aid Compatibility
All current iPhone models comply with the FCC’s hearing aid compatibility standards. However, to maximize the clarity of your particular model of iPhone, you will need to activate the “Hearing Aid Mode.”
An App to Help Improve Cell Phone Clarity
SoundID has created an app to help improve voice clarity on smart phones. EarPrint allows the user to change the sound quality and listening level of the caller’s voice while conversing on the phone. When not in use, it also acts as a sound meter to determine the volume level of the surrounding environment. For more information on EarPrint, click here.
An App to Provide Captioning on a Smartphone
The Hamilton CapTel® App is a new app that provides captioning for conversations on a smartphone. For more information on the Hamilton CapTel® App for iPhones, click here. For Android devices, click here.
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