Apple Airpods 2: headphones or hearing aid?
The big question is whether the latest headphones or AirPods from the brand manufacturer Apple are actually just headphones or rather a hearing aid. With the first generation, the manufacturer caused a sensation worldwide. Now Apple has gone one better with the second generation and offers higher efficiency, an inductively charging case and faster connectivity at the same time. Also the Live list function is now applicable to the consumer with iOS 12.
If you want to be smart, you can use Apple's AirPods as an inexpensive alternative to a hearing aid. It is not for nothing that this product is shaking up the market. In this article, we would like to shed light on whether the product really delivers what the manufacturer promises.
If you have a hearing impairment, being in public is an immense challenge in everyday life for you. Very often different noises and sources mix with the voice of the other person. A conversation is often hardly possible. This can end when you use the Apple AirPods with Live Listening. However, the headphones are only made for the iPhone. You can now use them in combination for phone calls and music.
A lot has changed with the introduction of iOS 12, and now there's the new feature mentioned above. This makes Apple's in-house headphones much more compatible and even more versatile than the first generation. You use either your iPod, iPad or iPhone as a kind of microphone. It is transmitted directly to the AirPods in your ears.
Basically, the idea is that even with strong background noise, there is no interference whatsoever. This allows you as a user to concentrate better on your conversation partner. Even if this is at the other end of the room, you no longer have a problem with the conversation.
Users around the world are enthusiastic about this additional function on social media. This means you can watch TV at normal volume even if you are hard of hearing. If you live with someone who is hard of hearing, you will be well aware of everyday situations involving radio and television volume. This can become a real test of endurance in your relationship. However, if you believe the manufacturer, these situations are a thing of the past.
Basically, all you have to do is place your iPhone right next to the loudspeaker and off you go, because you can comfortably listen to your music or your favorite show anywhere in the house via your Ipods.
Correct settings of your Apple Airpods 2
Basically, you don't have to make any lengthy or complicated settings to use this function with the AirPods 2. Open the settings on your iPhone and click on the “Control Center” area. There you will find the button for "Listen". Right next to it is an icon with an auricle on a blue background. You add this symbol to the control center. Now you can also use the function in your menu. As soon as you want to activate live lists, select this function.
Will the Apple AirPods 2 replace a modern hearing aid?
If you have hearing problems, everyday hearing can be made easier with the AirPod 2. The design as well as the user friendliness and the sound quality are convincing. Still, it has nothing to do with a professional hearing system. You can't really replace this with the product: Between the AirPod 2 and an individually fitted hearing system are worlds. You should see the product more like an innovative solution that is ideal for people with mild hearing impairment. Compared to a professional hearing system, however, it is only possible to increase the volume. Certain frequencies cannot be tuned in and transmitted better.
If you are afraid of a hearing aid
Very often there are people who have a hearing impairment but shy away from a hearing aid or hearing aid. The Apple AirPods 2 are not affected by this dogma. On the one hand you look cool with them, on the other hand no one suspects you may have a hearing impairment. So you can move around carefree in public. Meanwhile, however, even modern hearing aids are so small that others do not even notice them. The best thing to do is to contact our hearing aid acousticians for non-binding and professional advice. We offer you all options for a modern hearing system. This will improve your quality of life immensely.
The AirPods 2 can be charged without cables, because the case charges inductively. This results in even greater efficiency and connectivity.