July 26th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Apple and Cohlear announced their joint effort for hearing aids has been approved by the US FDA. The solution allows users to control volume of their hearing aids using iOS's built in control. There are many solutions on the market with Bluetooth connectivity, but this solution does not require an app. Basically, it seems like the controls function like bluetooth headphones.
Accessing the control settings for your Cochlear implant is relatively easy. Those who get the new Nucleus 7 Sound Processor or other made for iPhone hearing aid simply go to their iPhone settings, click on "General" and then click "Accessibility." As you move down the screen you'll see a list of different devices you'll see "hearing devices." Tap on that and then the device should show up the way a Bluetooth device would in Bluetooth settings. The implant will then pair with your iPhone.