Whether you want to keep up with old friends, track the distance of your hike or discover new music, there’s an app for that. But did you know there are also apps to help boost your hearing? Learn all about what types of aid and what features are available in today’s hearing apps.
What Hearing Apps Are on the Market?
You’ll find in your app store there are many apps related to hearing. For example, some can measure how loud your environment is, others can help you find quiet restaurants to eat at, and still others can perform basic hearing screenings.
However, the most helpful apps for hearing aid wearers are the ones that are developed by hearing aid manufacturers. These apps connect your hearing aid to your smartphone wirelessly via Bluetooth, giving you more control over your devices and allowing you to take advantage of more features.
Features of Hearing Aids Apps
Each manufacturer’s app has different features, but most have some variation of the ones listed below.
Check Device Status
Many hearing aid manufacturer apps allow you to check on the status of your hearing aids, including the battery life, usage and location of a lost device.
Access the User Manual
Hearing aid apps can also walk you through how to use your hearing device and provide tips for troubleshooting.
Communicate with Your Audiologist
During the pandemic, it’s important to be able to talk to your audiologist remotely. Through your hearing aid app, your audiologist may be able to perform a hearing test as well as adjust/reprogram your hearing aids.
Smartphones can essentially be used as remote controls for your hearing aids thanks to manufacturers’ apps. They allow you to adjust volume, treble, bass and more from your phone so you don’t have to operate the tiny manual controls on the hearing aid itself.
Save Personalized Programming
Most hearing aid wearers experience a variety of listening environments in their day-to-day lives, each of which requires different settings for optimum hearing. Whether you’re catching up with a friend over socially-distanced coffee or taking a fun class at Catawba Valley Community College, your hearing aid app can save your program settings for your next visit.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Carolina Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy today!