iPhone has been making strides over the last few years to help those with hearing loss communicate in a way that goes beyond text messaging alone. Their latest efforts involve voicemail transcription, a feature available on iOS 10, and a collaboration with Oticon, a leading hearing instrument manufacturer, to create seamless communication and life-changing control with Oticon Opn™ hearing instruments. These innovations are making unprecedented differences in the lives of hearing aid wearers everywhere.
The Oticon Opn™ advantage starts with a question…how can hearing aids be more helpful, make life more convenient for the hearing aid wearer? Once this question is answered and specific needs are identified, the Opn™ fits seamlessly into the hearing aid user’s life.
Entertainment Improved with Oticon Opn™
Do you find yourself struggling to hear television programs? You might find that no matter how high you turn up the volume, things just don’t sound any clearer. Louder? Yes. Easier to understand? No. That all changes with Oticon Opn™. These hearing devices double as sophisticated wireless earbuds, allowing you to enjoy television programs and music in a way that is not possible without this assistance. To be able to actually understand what characters on TV are saying and enjoy movies without wondering about the plot can make a huge difference for you and your family.
Convenience of Control
Hearing Aid If This, Then That Connectivity
If you’re familiar with the popular site IFTTT.com, then you will love this feature. If you aren’t, you’ll be amazed by what it can do. If This Then That automates activities across the web by creating a link between different web accounts, which triggers an action to take place. For instance, you can create the following: IF my hearing aid battery is low THEN send me a text message. Connect your world to your hearing aids by getting notifications for a variety of activities, like when someone rings the doorbell or if an alarm goes off. This is the height of convenience and the wave of the future. Who ever thought having hearing aids would make you advanced even beyond your children and grandchildren?
Compatible App for Hearing Aids
To increase the versatility and functionality of these amazing hearing aids even further, Oticon Opn™ also offers the ability to communicate directly to your phone. You can receive phone calls, use your phone as a microphone, or adjust volume no matter where you are with this unique app. It will keep you apprised of battery levels and even helps you find your hearing aids if they are lost! These features offer the ultimate in peace of mind for the hearing aid user.
iPhone Voicemail Transcription Feature
Voicemail access for those who are hard of hearing just got a whole lot easier with the addition of this awesome feature to iOS 10.
Estes Audiology has been working with integrated hearing aids for quite some time, but the innovations offered here are beyond anything we’ve seen before. We are happy to offer- Oticon Opn™ to our patients in all of our Central Texas locations. Contact the clinic closest to you today and discover what the hearing aid of tomorrow has to offer you today!