If you recently updated your iPhone to iOS 15.4 and are now having trouble pairing your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids to your device, you are not alone. Several manufacturers have noted the issue, which appears to originate with Apple. Thankfully, by following a few simple steps you should be able to reconnect.
How to Pair Your Hearing Aids After the Latest iPhone Update
- Un-pair the hearing aids in IOS settings with the app running in the background.
- Re-pair your hearing aids with the app still running in the background.
- Go back to the app and complete the pairing flow as prompted.
This should solve any problems you are having. If after following these steps, your hearing aids still won’t pair to your iPhone, contact your hearing aid specialist.
The Benefits of Pairing Your iPhone with Hearing Aids
If you’ve never tried to pair your hearing aids with your iPhone and are unsure if you have that capability, Apple has created a helpful list of compatible hearing devices.
People with hearing loss experience numerous benefits by pairing their iPhone (or other smartphone) with their hearing aids. Depending on your specific model and type of smartphone you may be able to:
- Adjust the volume or settings on your hearing aids discreetly using an app on your smartphone.
- Find lost hearing aids. Some apps include a “Find My Hearing Aid” feature that can help you find your device if you misplaced it or it fell out somewhere without you noticing.
- Stream music, movies and other media directly into your hearing aids. If you want to listen to music while taking a hike through the Redmond Watershed Preserve, you don’t have to worry about switching out your hearing aids for headphones, since your device can double as a pair of wireless earbuds. The sound quality is also much clearer and provides an improved listening experience.
- Phone calls are also much clearer and easier to follow because conversations are streamed into both ears, and you avoid any feedback that can come with holding the phone up to your ear.
Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
On average hearing aids last about five years before needing to be replaced. If you’ve had your current pair for a while and you’ve noticed a decrease in performance or wish your device had more technological capabilities, make an appointment with your hearing specialist. They can walk you through your options and help you find new hearing aids that better meet your needs.
If you have additional questions or wish to schedule an appointment, call Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic today.