Back in June I wrote about a tantalizing bit of information on Apple's website regarding "made for iPhone hearing aids." Now we are seeing the first results of this idea, in the form of GN ReSound's accessory, the Unite Phone Clip+, and a free app in the app store designed to allow users to adjust settings on their hearing aids through their iPhones.
The GN ReSound Unite Phone Clip+
The Phone Clip+ is similar to the Oticon Streamer and other Bluetooth accessories for hearing aids. The device clips onto your clothes and can assist in streaming audio from your phone to your hearing aids.
ReSound Control App
This app is available in the Apple App Store and works with the Phone Clip to allow users to adjust settings on their hearing aid from their iPhones. ReSound says it will soon be available for Android phones as well. According to a press release from ReSound, "Users can control their
hearing aids, phone conversations and wireless streaming accessories
from their iPhone screen. No more fumbling behind the ear. No more
toggling through programs. No more wishing it wasn’t so noticeable to
use a hearing aid."
I'm excited to hear about new products and apps coming out in the wake of Apple's decision to touch on accessibility and hearing aids; I'm even happier to see Android apps won't be far behind.