Is it possible to use my iPhone or Android phone to test my hearing or even hear better? Yes, it’s possible! To save you time and help you to hear better Eartech a have produced this infographic visualizing the best hearing apps for 2018.
It is expected that 5% of the population in the world is hearing impaired and that there are 2,53 billion smartphones worldwide (2018). How can these smartphones help an individual from getting hearing impairment or help you if you have a hearing problem to hear sounds better? The potential for smartphones and hearing apps are enormous. Our favorite apps cover different fields like hearing tests, amplification, noise measurement, giving visual and sound signals and to seamlessly tuning in to public televisions with the volume turned off.
There are apps that amplify sounds like HearingAmp and that is a good choice if you want to hear better. The app SoundAlert helps you if you have a more severe hearing loss to manage the daily life better with visuals when for example your doorbell rings. Other apps, like Hearing Check and Hearing Loss Simulator, give you an opportunity to check your hearing and simulate a hearing loss. It could be very beneficial for your family to get an idea of how it is to have a problem with hearing. A very popular app is Tunity that enables you to connect to TV’s that has the sound turned off. With this app, which works very good in gyms or hospitals, you can hear your favorite broadcast in your hearing aids or in your headphones.
We always recommend people to contact an audiologist to do a proper hearing test if you suspect that you, or a relative, have a hearing loss. Different hearing apps can help out but not substitute a programmed hearing aid by a professional. Welcome to a world of better hearing!
An infographic by Eartech.