Made for iPhone Hearing Aids
One of the most exciting recent innovations in the world of hearing care is the made-for-iPhone hearing aid, ideal for the tech-savvy consumer who wants to take advantage of the latest innovations in hearing science.
Having a hearing device that can connect to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch can make life more convenient in several ways. Wearers will be able to:
It is not difficult to see the advantages of made-for-iPhone hearing aids, but which brands are compatible with these functions? There are currently two standout devices in the hearing care market: the Halo 2 (made by Starkey) and ReSound’s LiNX 3D. These smart hearing aids have similar capabilities and features, but they differ in a few particular ways.
Starkey Halo 2
This device makes use of an easily navigable hearing control application called TruLink. With this app, wearers will be able to easily adjust volume and settings on their iPhone, at any time, without having to use a remote or press buttons on the hearing aid itself. The Halo 2 is available in two styles to fit individuals with anywhere from mild to severe hearing loss, and features an excellent feedback canceller for more a more pleasant and undisrupted listening experience. This advanced noise disruption technology is made even better with a precise directional microphone that can focus in on speech in noisy environments. Perhaps one of the most useful innovations of the Halo 2 is the ability of the device to store settings for certain locations, and automatically switch to a preset mode when the GPS on the user’s phone detects a tagged location. An added benefit in terms of durability is the hearing aid’s Hydroshield nano-coating that surrounds the aid itself and effectively repels water.
Halo iQ, Starkey’s latest smartphone compatible hearing aids, have advanced noise reduction technology and precise directional microphones to help make speech sound more natural and easier to hear in today’s complex listening environments.