Top 10 Benefits of Smartphone-Compatible Hearing Aids
Smartphones keep proving to be smarter than we know and offering benefits many hadn’t thought they needed. Although connecting hearing aids to phones may seem like a luxury that not everyone is interested in, there are many benefits to be had when pairing the devices.
Read on to understand some of the benefits you’ll enjoy if you have smartphone-compatible hearing aids.
1. iPhone Allows You to Make Quick Hearing Adjustments with the Apple Hearing Controls
Apple phones have a control center with a hearing control feature. This feature enables you to adjust the hearing aids by increasing or reducing the volume, among other functions.
2. Find Missing or Misplaced Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are small, making them prone to getting misplaced. Thankfully, if the hearing aids are connected to your phone, you can locate them using GPS technology. With certain hearing aid manufacturer apps, you can see the last place these hearing aids were connected. You’ll also get a notification when you get closer to them.
3. Hey Siri or Ok Google Responses
Communicating with voice assistants like Siri or Google when you have your hearing aids on is so much easier if they are connected to your smartphone. Ask your voice assistant what you need to know and listen to their response through your hearing aid.
4. Translate Language Live to Hearing Aids
Does translation seem much more complicated when using hearing aids? If yes, you can make this easier by installing certain manufacturers’ apps. They allow the translation to be done in your preferred language right to your hearing aid. You no longer have to evade communication with people speaking a different language.
5. Notification Tones
You’ll no longer miss important notifications on your phone for texts, emails, or social media. Many hearing aid apps send an alert directly to your device, letting you know that you have a new email or message on your phone.
6. Set Reminders for Events and Hear Those Reminders in the Hearing Aids
Similar to message notifications, many apps allow you to set reminders for events and be notified through the hearing aid.
7. Watch Movies or TV with Streaming Audio
If you enjoy watching shows or streaming on your phone, you can enjoy better audio by connecting the phone to your hearing aids. You will have clear sound, similar to how you would listen when wearing earphones.
8. Track Your Activities and Detect Falls
It is easy to keep track of how active you have been when wearing certain hearing aids, as some include motion sensors. These sensors track every step you take, every minute you exercise, and every time you get up and walk around. The records monitored by the hearing aids are then displayed in the app. This makes it easier for you to know whether you are on track to keeping fit or if you need to be more active.
In addition to tracking your daily activities, some hearing aid models are able to detect falls. Using unique 3D sensors, your hearing aids are able to detect when you fall and send an alert to the family or caregivers you select, helping to keep you safe.
9. Stream Music Directly to Paired Hearing Aids
Have you ever wondered how you can use hearing aids and earbuds at the same time? Luckily, your hearing aids can serve as wireless earbuds when paired with your phone. You can enjoy clear sound that is not too loud or too quiet without sound leaks disturbing those around you.
10. Track How Much Your Brain Is Being Stimulated
Some hearing aids can track how much your hearing aids are being used and how stimulating this is for your brain. This information is then displayed on the app, allowing your hearing professional to adjust your hearing devices to enable better brain health and slow cognitive decline.
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For more information on hearing aids from brands like Signia, Bernafon, Siemens, and more, contact Bravo Hearing Centre. You can also book a hearing test appointment with our specialists for professional hearing services.