Many modern hearing aids are Bluetooth®-enabled, meaning you can connect your hearing aids to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or even your Apple Watch.
Your Oticon hearing aids will come with Bluetooth® if they’re behind-the-ear (BTE), receiver-in-the-ear (RITE), miniRITE, full-shell or half-shell models.
Due to the amount of space needed to incorporate Bluetooth® technology, the smaller custom in-the-ear hearing aids don’t feature this connectivity and these hearing aids won’t be compatible with your iPhone.
How do you connect your iPhone to a hearing aid app?
Oticon’s ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids are compatible with the Oticon ON app. Once you’ve downloaded the app from the App Store, you can watch our video on how to connect your hearing aids to the Oticon app. From the app, you can change the volume and program on your hearing aids, and it even comes with a ‘find my hearing aids’ function.
Oticon’s iPhone hearing aid app: what can it do?
In 2016, the Oticon Opn became the first internet-connected hearing aid. This means you can use the Oticon ON app on your iPhone to connect to other devices via the Internet of Things. For example, you can link your hearing aids to your doorbell, home alarm or even create a voice command to change programs (you’ll need an Amazon Echo).
Using your hearing aids as headphones via your iPhone
You can also use your hearing aids as wireless headphones, so you can take calls from your iPhone in your hearing aids, listen to music or TV audio.
And the RemoteCare app for iPhone lets you speak with one of our hearing care experts remotely*. They can adjust the settings of your hearing aid without you having to leave the comfort of your own home, or if you’re out and about. You can watch how BBC commentator Steve Parrish gets the most out of his hearing aids through the use of the RemoteCare app.
For more connectivity options, you can visit our Bluetooth® hearing aids page or watch our hearing aid maintenance videos.
* (Please check with your individual hearing care expert to see whether they offer this). Apple Watch is only compatible with the Oticon ON app installed on iPhone. Apple Watch is not compatible with the RemoteCare app.