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Smart phones and hearing aids

Hearing aids controlled via smartphone applications are now entering the second generation of technology. Oticon, GN Resound and Starkey are just 3 manufactures that have direct wireless pairing between phones and hearing aids without the use of an interface.

Some of the functionality that you will find in your hearing aid apps are;

  • Direct streaming of phone calls and music.
  • Remote control of volume and selection of different programs for different listening environments.
  • Pitch or frequency adjustment combined with a volume control which can be changed on your touch screen by dragging your finger. This enables the best acoustic setting for each individual listening environment. This setting can then be geo-tagged for auto-selection next time you visit the same location.
  • Your phone can be used as an external microphone to give you an extra boost of hearing for distant or soft speech.
  • Utilisation of the hearing aid microphones for phone conversation, with the phone remaining in a pocket.

Contact Hearing Consultants for further information and discussion on the options available to you.