Little-Known AirPods Feature Can Help Those with Impaired Hearing

Happy woman with iphone and airpods

In 2018, Apple made Live Listen, a feature of iOS that lets iPhones and iPads transmit audio from their microphones directly to compatible hearing aids, work with regular AirPods. Could Live Listen help someone with severe hearing loss? A young man was pleased to learn that yes, AirPods were very successful in facilitating conversation with his grandfather. Perhaps some tweaks to the product could support their wider use with the hearing impaired community.

Read the story of a successful experiment that broke through years of frustration.