Guide to Using Airpods as Hearing Aids


In today’s day and age, it has become increasingly apparent that hearing problems can and will be a problem in the near future.

With so many sounds and input coming to your ears on a regular basis, hearing problems are on their way to becoming more and more of a big problem. However there is always a way to fix problems such as bad hearing.

Alternatives to Expensive Hearing Aids

There’s expensive hearing aids all over the world. But who really wants to fork out close to ten thousand dollars for hearing aids? No one, but luckily there is always a much cheaper and convenient alternative to problems such as these. You can try a cheaper Hearing Amplifier or if you already have an Iphone, you can follow the steps below.

Today we would like to be the first to inform you about the feature not many people know about: using your Airpods and your iPhone as a hearing aid!

First of all you need to have the famous Airpods to be able to successfully have a handy hearing aid in your pocket.

Airpods, you see them everywhere! At the mall, at the gym, at school, even in restaurants! As these have become more and more popular, a lot of people who have airpods are still oblivious to the many extra features that the Apple airpods offer.

Introduction to Apple’s “Live Listen Mode”

Back in September of 2018, apple released iOS 12, which featured many new features to the iPhone, but what many have overlooked was the “Live Listen Mode” that can be found in the control center.

Now what could this possibly be?

Many have found out that this feature can help aid your hearing! Who would have ever though airpods would serve such a great purpose such as being a hearing aid? Even if you aren’t having hearing problems, you can still use the feature when you are in a very loud and crowded area and you simply want to hear the person that’s talking to you.

Steps to Use Airpods as Hearing Aids

In this article, we will show you how to use your airpods and your iPhone as hearing aids! We will also include the various ways that you can implement it on your own.

Before you start, you need to make sure that your iPhone is updated accordingly to the latest IOS, and make sure that you have your airpods with you and they are turned on.

You should also know how the whole system works.

For starters, live listen makes use of the microphone on your iPhone. If your iPhone is within range of your airpods, it will automatically play the sound that the speakers pick up through your airpods.

So take for instance you are at a very loud restaurant and it’s just you and one other person. If you can’t hear them very well you can turn on the live listen feature on your phone, place your phone as closely to the person you are talking to as possible, put in your headphones, and then you will be able to thoroughly hear the person you’re talking to through your trustee airpods.

To begin you must connect your airpods to your iPhone.

After doing this then go to your settings on your phone, then click control center. Select customize controls then click the green + button next to hearing to add it to your control center.

Then once this is done, you can now slide your phone up from the bottom of the screen to view your control center and you will then see the ear icon.

Click it and hit “ON”, then put your airpods in, and now you will hear whatever sounds your iPhone is picking up amplified, it’s as easy as that.

From then on you will be able to have a hearing aid from your iPhone and your airpods! You can use it at a party, a bar, a restaurant, anywhere where you feel it is needed to have a hearing amplifier.

To conclude, always be aware with the new updates apple likes to come out with, you never know what you might be missing out on such as using your airpods as hearing aids.  I hope that you were able to successfully learn how to set up and use your airpods as hearing aids! Don’t go spying on anyone!