Although the FCC now requires that hearing aid compatible (HAC) cell phones meet strict guidelines for quality, some hearing aid users wish to further improve their cell phone experience. Add-on devices and cell phone accessories can make cell phones even more compatible with hearing aids.
Many cell phones can be used with hearing aid telecoils. Bluetooth technology can also be used to connect hearing aids to cell phones. These accessories provide a hands-free option that can be very helpful. Some of the newest hearing aids also connect directly with your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® without an accessory device, allowing you to stream phone calls, music and media directly into your hearing aids. If you are unsure if your hearing aid has any of these features, or if you would like to find out what options are available, we can help you.