Thursday, May 25, 2023

Apple AirPods will provide assistance to the hearing impaired


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In the next year, or 2025, Apple could bring a new feature with the new generation of AirPods that will definitely come in handy for those who are hard of hearing.

This is primarily about sensors that will be found in one of the next generations of Apple AirPods wireless headphones. And whose main task (according to previous reports) would be “software” amplification of sounds from the environment.

In this way, hearing-impaired people would hear what is happening around them more clearly and better. And it is about the possibility of “muting” the background noise. This is exactly what Apple will implement and do, but this time simply in reverse order. With the current generation of AirPods, Apple already introduces some parameters related to determining the user’s hearing strength, thus additionally “adjusting” the way of listening and using AirPods.

Although it is emphasized that once (in a year or two) this feature is available on AirPods, it will not be able to replace hearing aids.


It will already be a good indication that Apple is well on its way to making something truly feature-rich and, above all, useful. This is not the first time that Apple has ventured into the development of some sensors that are connected and take care of human health.

Here we have the opportunity to state that the company has long been bringing sensors that monitor movements, monitor the user’s heart rate (when we talk about Apple Watch), but also the ability to monitor various other parameters.

Although we are writing about this, we must know that the implementation of the listed features is still quite far away. This feature needs to be approved by the FDA, after which the implementation process can begin.

As we said at the beginning of the article, we expect that AirPods will only be able to help the hearing impaired sometime in 2025, because it is hard to believe that this will happen next year in 2024. If this really comes true, then AirPods could really serve as a great “cheap” alternative to already expensive hearing aids. But as we have already said, they will not be able to completely replace hearing aids, and this should definitely be kept in mind.






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