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iOS Brings Better Control To Hearing Aids

Starkey Hearing Technologies turns an iPhone into a remote control for its wireless hearing aids.

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Alison_Diana
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4/18/2014 | 4:33:33 PM
Re: IPHONE 5S and hearing aids
You may want to check out some online communities that specifically address people with similar issues, Laurie. I cannot imagine you are alone in this frustration and, although I am no expert in this matter, some phones may be more hearing aid-friendly than others? I don't know if this site will be helpful, but the president commented on this story and shared some details about the site with me via email. Called HearingTracker.com, it includes users' reviews of hearing aids -- and surely some of those reviews include their compatibility and sound quality when used with various phones? I hope you find the right phone to suit your needs!
lozza47
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4/18/2014 | 2:55:52 PM
Re: IPHONE 5S and hearing aids
Hi Allison, Thanks for the quick reply, just great to get a reply. I have been to the Apple store and been on numerous forum's to try and get info but all dead ends, Apple store people tell me the problem is with the phone, it is made/produced that way ???CRAZY !!!! How does a hearing aid wearer know when he/she has received a message or mail ???? You just got to hope you feel the vibration or you have to continually check the phone !!!!! They obviously don't have the Hearing Impaired in mind when they make a phone. .? Thanks heaps for your reply. Am selling phone and hopefully find a good or better phone than an Apple. Samsung might be the go ?? Thanks again Allison Regards Laurie
Alison_Diana
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4/18/2014 | 9:43:58 AM
Re: IPHONE 5S and hearing aids
@Iozza, is this a problem with your iPhone and a Starkey hearing aid? Or is this a problem with the iPhone in general? If it's the first, let me know and I'll see if I can put you in touch with someone from Starkey if you haven't contacted them yet. If it's the iPhone itself, then I suggest contacting the store where you bought the device if Apple hasn't helped you.
Alison_Diana
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4/18/2014 | 9:41:59 AM
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I agree, Susan. For a system this sophisticated, I'd imagine developers have to work on the dedicated platform. In this case, Starkey credits its close developer relationship with Apple for some features and capabilities. Given the size of the Android market, obviously the company expects to move into that space although it will be more difficult because of the number of hardware developers using Google's OS. 
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4/18/2014 | 9:40:09 AM
Re: "Made for iPhone" is trending in hearing aids
That is a great idea, @HearingTracker. As we've seen from the success of other review sites, it's important for users to share their experiences -- whether on this site or another one -- to alert other potential buyers and developers themselves about improvements (in the tech, support, or service) customers want to see. 
lozza47
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4/18/2014 | 6:04:52 AM
IPHONE 5S and hearing aids
$800.00 state of the art  IPHONE 5S  and when put in Bluetooth mode and i have my LoopSet enabled and paired, i CAN'T get alert sounds from the IPHONE speaker for either messages or mail, ??? but DO get an alert sound from the speaker when i get an incoming call ???????? This problem is a norm with this type of phone, and is unfortunately not just a "glitch" with the software, the phones are produced this way. Have been all over the net looking for purhaps an APP or download "whatever" to try and recitfy the situation to no avail. Apple shop tech's are a dead end, most IPHONE forums are also dead end . Ant suggestions greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Laurie
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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4/10/2014 | 10:22:30 AM
Hearing aid
Many apps get released first on the iOS platform and later on on Android. What is important here is not on what platform the hearing aid is available now but the fact that something like this is available and will help lots of people. 

-Susan 
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4/9/2014 | 3:18:19 PM
"Made for iPhone" is trending in hearing aids
Many of you may be aware of the other recent "Made for iPhone" product releases. First there was the Beltone "First", then there was the Resound LiNX. The First, the LiNX, and the Starkey Halo are all relatively new hearing aids, so there aren't many consumer reviews, yet. I would highly encourage anyone with personal experience with any of these products to visit HearingTracker.com and submit a review. 
Ariella
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4/9/2014 | 12:35:45 PM
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I was tempted to say, "it soudns like a great idea," but I wouldn't to be accused of making a pun here. Still, yes, it does seem to be a great way to improve the experience of hearing aid users. 
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