With the world of technology advancing almost daily, we truly do live in the age of the smartphone. There is an app for nearly anything you can think of nowadays, making the hit slogan “there’s an app for that” a reality. With the influx of these apps hitting the market, hearing aid manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon! That’s right, there are numerous apps for your phone that are designed by specific hearing aid manufacturers to help better your hearing experience. Below are some of the top hearing aid apps we feel every hearing aid wearer should know:
The ReSound Smart app pairs with any ReSound Smart hearing aid and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and some selected android devices. The amazing features integrated within this app allows the wearer to completely customize his/her listening experience.
Similar to the ReSound Smart app, the ReSound Smart 3D app gives you complete control over your listening experience so you never feel disconnected from the sounds around you. Along with the features listed above for the ReSound Smart app, there are a few additional features to the ReSound Smart 3D app that make it that much more advanced.
The Signia myControl smartphone app is available on both iOS and Android systems, giving Signia hearing aid wearers more options to download the app. This app gives you virtually complete control of your Signia hearing aids at the touch of your fingertips. A notable feature of this app is that it already comes pre-loaded with settings for specific sound environments, such as a cafe, cinema, or a conversation.
The Phonak Remote app is compatible with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, and acts as an advanced remote for your Phonak hearing aids in the palm of your hand. This app only functions with Phonak hearing aids that have Bluetooth accessibility.
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Oticon On app was designed to allow users to have control of their hearing aid settings discreetly and connect more closely with the sounds around them through direct audio streaming. Perhaps one of the most notable features of this app is that it is connected to the IFTTT service, which allows for connection to a multitude of things, such as your home security system, lights within your home, and even your washer/dryer. The features within this app can unlock a world of opportunities.
Which App Suits You Better?
As a disclaimer, each app is typically only associated with one manufacturer’s hearing aids and therefore will only work for those specific hearing aid brands. Overall, hearing aid applications are designed to make people’s lives easier and these help do that for hearing aid wearers. Along with these top hearing aid apps, check out these top hearing aid apps specifically for tinnitus management.