Smartphone apps link with hearing aids to improve hearing, connect with technology

March 10, 2014 3:21 PM

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Smartphone apps link with hearing aids to improve hearing, connect with technology

New smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.

About 36 million American adults have some hearing loss, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. But only a fifth of people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one.

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