Connecting hearing aids to your iPhone or iPad can greatly improve your experience as a hearing aid user. It allows you to adjust your settings and have your hearing aids play ringtones directly in your ears. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of connecting your Made for iPhone hearing aids to your Apple device.
Firstly, ensure that your iPhone’s Bluetooth is turned on. You can access this by going to your iPhone settings and clicking on Bluetooth. Then, head over to Accessibility. If you are using an older version of iOS, you can find Accessibility under General. However, Accessibility now has its own separate tab. From there, scroll down until you see Hearing Devices and click on it.
Your iPhone will start searching for your hearing aids. To put your hearing aids into Bluetooth mode, take them out of the charger or close the battery door. Once your iPhone finds your hearing aids, it will show your name + R + L. Click on your name after it says R + L. Your iPhone will cue you to pair twice. Click Pair both times. Wait for all the lights to light up, and you are good to go!
If you are running iOS 13.2, you need to turn off Audio Handoff Control Nearby Devices and make sure Hearing Aid Compatibility is toggled off. For those who wish to have their hearing aids play ringtones in their ears, you can enable the feature from this screen.
Now that your hearing aids are paired to the app, you can open your respective hearing aid app. The app will prompt you to pair your hearing aids. However, you must pair to the app first before proceeding.
In conclusion, connecting your hearing aids to your iPhone or iPad can greatly enhance your hearing experience. By following these simple steps, you can easily connect your Made for iPhone hearing aids to your Apple devices and customize your settings according to your preferences.