4 Benefits of Pairing Your Hearing Aids with Your Smartphone

Hearing aid technology is always expanding and evolving. Many modern hearing devices allow you to pair with your smartphone to improve your listening experience, among other benefits.

Discretely Adjust Hearing Aid Settings Woman with hearing aid using her smartphone.

You can use a mobile app to adjust your hearing aids quickly and without anyone noticing. This gives you much more control over what you do and do not hear in different environments. You can also have settings for specific situations, like when you’re listening to live music at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center.

 Better Phone Conversations

Talking on the phone can be tricky when you have hearing aids, as holding it too close to your ear can cause unpleasant feedback. By streaming calls directly into your device, you are able to use both ears to hear the conversation and the sound is much clearer.

Enjoy Music with Hearing Aids

If you stream music, podcasts or other media from your smartphone, your hearing aids basically double as a pair of wireless earbuds. The sounds are crisper and personalized to your specific listening preferences. You also don’t have to worry about taking out your hearing aids and replacing them with headphones if you want to listen in public places.

Connect with Your Audiologist Easily

Some hearing aids have a feature that allows you to connect to your hearing specialist via an app. You can discuss issues you’re having with your device, and your provider can even make setting adjustments remotely, saving you a trip to the clinic.

Trouble Pairing Your iPhone and Hearing Aids After Latest Update?

Though the benefits of pairing your hearing aids are numerous, like all technology, it can come with the occasional hiccup.

Some users who recently updated their iPhone to iOS 15.4  are now having trouble pairing their hearing aids to their device. Several manufacturers have noted the issue, which appears to originate with Apple.

However, by following a few simple steps, you should be able to rectify the problem.

  • Un-pair the hearing aids in IOS settings with the app running in the background.
  • Re-pair your hearing aids with the app still running in the background.
  • Go back to the app and complete the pairing flow as prompted.

If you have never tried to pair your iPhone and hearing aids but are curious to know if your device is capable, Apple has created a helpful list of compatible hearing devices.

 For more information on smartphones and hearing aids or to make an appointment with a hearing specialist, contact Tinnitus & Hearing Experts today.