Close the battery covers of the hearing aid. The Apple device will search for the hearing aid. Open the battery covers of the hearing aids. On your iPhone, return to the Settings app.
Scroll down, search for Accessibility and select it. Scroll to the middle of the menu, search for Hearing Devices and select it.
Hearing aidsmust be on the list. On your Android phone, once you've turned on Bluetooth, your phone should have started “searching for other Bluetooth enabled devices to connect.
In a matter of seconds, your hearing aids should appear on the list. For both phones, if your phone doesn't include the headphones in a few seconds, you may need to open and close the battery covers or put them on the charger. This turns them off and on again, which should help your phone find them. Tap Control Center, lock screen, or Now Playing controls for the app you're listening to, and then select the hearing device.
When pairing is complete, you will hear a series of beeps and a tone, and a check mark appears next to the hearing devices in the list of devices. To make sure that a particular hearing aid works well with a particular phone, use them together before you buy it. Apple's recent iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 software update with additional support for two-way hearing aids makes hands-free calling possible. The most popular Bluetooth headphones pair with an iPhone, but not all of them allow a direct connection.
This technology allows you to send audio from your phone, tablet or laptop directly to your hearing aids. At a time when human connection has never been more important, making communication as easy as possible for people with hearing loss is key. From TV transmitters to mini microphones (for conversations in noisy environments), you can find a transmitter that helps you hear your world more clearly. As more hearing aids with direct Bluetooth connectivity to the iPhone or iPad are developed, more hearing aid users realize the wonderful benefits of hearing aids that also serve as wireless headphones for streaming music and audiobooks, as well as Bluetooth headphones for telephone conversations.
In addition, the iPhone can serve as a remote control for the hearing aid, and users can adjust various functions, from general volume to frequency response and suppression of background noise, all through handy applications on the iPhone. As a practicing audiologist since the 1990s, Brad Ingrao, AuD has installed thousands of hearing aids for seniors and people of all ages. Pairing can take up to 60 seconds; don't attempt to stream audio or use your headphones until pairing is complete.