Starkey T² Remote
By Starkey Laboratories
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The T2 Remote application takes advantage of a new breakthrough technology from Starkey that allows users to control their hearing aids with a simple touch on their iPhone or iPod touch. This avoids the need for any additional hardware. T2 discreetly and instantly classifies the tone signal from the iPhone or iPod touch and automatically adjusts the hearing aid to the desired setting.
What's New in Version 2.3
Updated to include user instructions and support newer iPhones.
Technique to get app to work
I was not able to use the app on my phone because it has a LifeProof case on it. I was also told that on some people the hearing may sit too far in the ear and they might not be able to use the app either. Being an inventor I tried experimenting and found a solution that works quite well.
Open the app and take one hearing aid out of your ear. On a flat surface place that aid next to the speaker at the top of your phone. Tap the negative or positive sign next to the function you want to use. While the count down is in progress use two fingers to cover and uncover the vents next to the plastic removal wire. This will activate a sound from your hearing aid that will then activate the program on your phone. The adjustment will now be announced in the hearing aid that you left in your ear. It takes only a little practice with your fingers over the vents to get the hearing aids to make the sound to communicate with the program but once you got the hang of it you will really appreciate the freedom it gives you. Hope this helps you.
Quirky, but works reliably once you figure it out
The most helpful review I've read was by Silverdrmd dated Dec. 7, 2013. The most useful suggestion in that review was to turn the volume setting on the app down to almost the lowest it can go. Doing this allowed me to reliably adjust one ear at a time for volume or for memory, and solved about four months of frustration where the app created a mismatch between the volume or memory settings in one ear versus the other.
My audiologist advised that when the batteries on the aids are on the low side (no specific level given) I may find that the app doesn't work reliably, and I find this to be true as well.
You need to find a fairly quiet spot to use the app (forget trying to adjust anything in a noisy restaurant, airport terminal, etc.) or it won't work at all. It would be nice to be able to use it with earbuds - maybe in a future update.
Actually works very well if you play with it a bit
Recently received my hearing aids and started using this app. I found it initially difficult to use as it appears to attempt to tune both side simultaneously but only update one or the other. The louder I set the volume control on the app the worse it seem to be. I decided to play with a bit and lowered the volume close to the lowest input and then use it to tune each ear individually. This works virtually hundred percent of the time .now I use it all the time with no problems
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Feb 01, 2012
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 0.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
- © 2009 Starkey Laboratories, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9/9
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.