We live in an increasingly interconnected world, so why should your hearing aids be any different? Smartphone-compatible hearing aids are the latest technological advancement that allows you to transmit audio directly from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your hearing aids. Additionally, today’s hearing aids can be adjusted with your cell phone, allowing you to change settings for volume, listening environment, and more, without having to find and manipulate tiny controls on the hearing aids themselves.
Smartphone-Compatible Hearing Aids provides a range of benefits:
Smartphone-compatible hearing aids can connect directly to a wide range of devices without any intermediate gadgets like neck loops or TV boxes. This means you can use them to stream music, make phone calls, and watch TV, without making complicated connections or spending additional money. Furthermore, you will no longer have to manually switch between devices, allowing you a smoother listening experience.
Hearing aids compatible with cell phones enable an optimized listening experience by detecting and analyzing environments and quickly adjusting the sound to maximize intelligibility. This can be done automatically, or the wearer can use the cell phone to modify sound for specific situations.
Smart hearing aids are relatively easy to use. Anyone who can use a smartphone can also operate a modern hearing aid. Nearly all hearing aid functions can be automated, with the user required to do nothing more than insert the best hearing aids into the ears. Conversely, those who desire more control over what they hear have an easier time than ever before, with large, clear, and easy-to-operate controls on the cell phone screen.
The newest generation GPS tracking system in smartphone hearing aids can help track their location without having to physically search the house, car, etc.
Until quite recently, it was best to choose a brand of hearing aid based at least partly upon compatibility with your particular brand of cell phone, as hearing aid brands were generally optimised for either Apple or Android. This is becoming less true now, with many major brands working quite well with either. It is a good topic to discuss with your audiologist, however, to ensure that your hearing aids will work perfectly with your preferred cell phone.
How can you set your mobile phone up to be used with your hearing aids? Here is a basic guide:
Bear in mind that this is a general description, and some brands and models may have specific requirements not mentioned here. Your audiologist should be happy to assist you with the task and answer any questions.
Hearing aids with intelligent technology are transforming the lives of those with hearing impairments. Make an appointment with Dr Chris Hoffmann to receive expert advice. She will correctly evaluate your hearing loss and suggest the best hearing aids for you. She has over 14 years of clinical experience in hearing testing, hearing aid fitting, and aural rehabilitation. Contact us today at Hoffmann Audiology in Irvine, CA.
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