Apple offers more features
The best thing Apple is that it has a wide list of models which are approved by the Federal Communications Commission and meets its stringent compatibility requirements. Further Apple has also built a guide right into the iOS software related to its usage and other accessibility features. Apple site clearly mentions that the users should consult with their doctor or specialist before buying the hearing aid as well as understanding the technology and its benefits.
Hearing aids with ‘Made for iPhone’ label
A number of hearing aids had started flowing into the market with ‘Made for iPhone’ label. These labelled designs are specifically designed to work with the Apple iPhone from the model iPhone 4s and above. These hearing aids can even be used with a large number of iPad models as well as with the fifth generation of the iPod Touch and later variants. In short Apple has quietly brought a wide range of devices which comes with inbuilt support for the ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids.
Features of ‘Made for iPhone’ gear
Made for iPhone hearing not just offers ability to control the auditory experience in many ways but it also allows users to pipe sounds right from calls, music, videos, podcasts and other sources. On pairing iPhone with such hearing aids users get control over adjusting the volume, checking up the battery life as well as setting up audio presets for adjusting sounds in specific conditions. Apple also brings new feature called Live Listen which makes use of the iPhone microphone in order to pick up and transmit conversations and other sounds directly to the hearing device.
Using hearing aids on Android devices
Google has brought in simple features for the Android users which offer very basic accessibility features within the mobile operating system. Over the different phone and tablet makers has brought their own tools to enhance the accessibility features for the use of hearing on the Android devices. But the offering on the Android devices are not as polished and finished the Apple counterpart. However the silver lining for the ‘Made for iPhone’ device users is that a number of them can work with Android device offered by Google, Samsung and HTC. On other hand Microsoft has also brought support for the hearing aid with some of its models.