Modern hearing aids enable the listener to hear conversations clearly over landline and cell phones. Here's a list of different strategies hearing aid manufacturers utilize to promote speech understanding while conversing on the phone:
- AutoPhone: Everytime you pick up a landline and hold the phone up to the hearing aid, it automatically converts the hearing aid to a telephone amplifier with no whistle or feedback. When you hang the phone up, the hearing aids automatically resume their normal function.
- DuoPhone: Phonak premium hearing aids have an automatic duo phone feature. When you hold the phone in one ear, the hearing aid transfers the caller's voice to the other ear as well.
- Hands-Free Phone: Using bluetooth technology built into the hearing aid, the caller's voice wirelessly connects to both ears simultaneously. The volume of the hearing aid is lowered slightly permitting you to focus on the caller's voice in stereo.
- Manual Phone Use: A custom telephone listening program can be set in almost any hearing aid in 2013.
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