Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Using AirPods as a Hearing Aid

Garry Knight (via John Gruber):

I got a pair of AirPod Pro earbuds and set them up for my personal hearing needs. Later that day I went for a walk in my local woods and literally gasped out loud at hearing the birds I’d been missing for some years!

The way you set them up is buried deep in the Settings, so it’s not surprising that not many people know about it. Here’s where you need to go.


You run through a couple of hearing tests, one for voice volume levels and one for best music settings. After the tests you should see a volume slider. It’s important to move that to wherever you need it. Hearing sounds at all frequencies is great, but I found that I wanted a slight volume boost to enhance conversations. Some people might want to turn it down if it’s enhancing the sound too much.


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