Enhanced Ears turns your iPhone into a hearing aid. It is easy to use - all you need is your iPhone and headphones. Tap the ON switch, and you are ready to hear conversation or the TV much better!
Enhanced Ears works by assessing your hearing and then compensating for hearing loss.
We recommend using the iPhone 5, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus.
Some advantages over a traditional hearing aid:
-No need to replace batteries- just recharge your iPhone
NOTE- Headphones or earbuds without a built-in microphone are required.
See www.bxtel.com for more information. Also see www.MyHearingApps.com for some informative articles on hearing loss and tinnitus.
-Minor UI fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Just what I was looking for
First review I've done, but this app is worth it. I took the integrated hearing test and the app used that to configure the 'extra' sound that goes through your ear buds. It increased volume in the 4000 hz range and voila! I didn't need to read the captions on the tele!
This app is perfect for someone like me who has normal hearing in most frequencies but not in a few (factory job).
I've been busily looking for just the right earbud, one that sits lightly in the ear so as not to block the sound I do hear. Plus perhaps a lavalier mic to improve pickup in meetings in rooms filled with colleagues who like to mutter snarky comments that I'm supposed to hear but can't quite make out...
On that note it would be nice if the company were to offer guidance on possible configurations, at least on their web page--they must have experimented a bit?
In any case a great app for someone not ready to commit to a four grand hearing aid outlay.
Poor interface and operation
First thing it does it test each of your ears separately. Except it doesn’t tell you which ear it’s testing first (left). After that, a screen appears with two on/off switches: Enable Background, initially on; and Last Calibrated, initially off. What do these mean and/or do?
The test begins by having you set the volume to 75%. Then, for each ear, it plays a tone at each of 6 frequencies: 250; 500; 1000; 2000; 4000; and 8000. For each frequency, you are to increase the gain until you can hear the tone. The first problem I had was that I couldn’t set the gain high enough at the 3 highest frequencies.
When the test is complete, you use the menu to select Audiologist, which lets you adjust the gains manually and provides additional frequencies 1500 and 3000.
When it’s configured, you can use the mike on your phone. And that would be okay. Except it also picks up sound from the headset mike, which causes nasty feedback. As some other reviewers have mentioned, I can’t find a headset without a mike. Hence the app is useless to me.
Hi, I'm sorry you had a negative experience with the app.
When I developed the app, it was impossible to tell iOS to not use the headset mic. That is why I specifically say to use headphones without a mic. The situation might be different now, and I'll fix it if possible in the next version.
As for the Audiologist settings, it was my bad for even including those. I assume you're not an audiologist, nor are most users, so those settings need to be either hidden or removed. Those settings are for if you have access to an audiologist-administered hearing exam.
At any rate, my app does not deserve one star because you didn't read the app description and then ignored my instructions.
I found this app, and try download n open it, and set up, I hear sound clear n better hearing talking and hear birds sing everywhere at home n at work. I hope, it work for me whenever I use for listen tv n communicate with friends and at church.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.