by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
June 18, 2009
What will they think up next? Did you ever want to change the settings on your hearing aids, but felt embarrassed, and didn’t want to be obvious about it? That is where a remote control comes in handy. I loved to be able to do this with the remote that came with my old Widex Quattros. I could change programs, adjust the volume, or turn on or off the T- coils or microphones, even if the remote was in my pocket. No one had a clue that I was doing that.
Now Starkey Labs, the makers of Starkey hearing aids has come up with these features, but with a new twist. Their new “S” Series hearing aids have a cool feature built in called T² technology.
With T² technology, your cell phone can double as a remote control. T² technology allows you to use your cell phone (or any touch-tone phone for that matter) to conveniently switch memory settings, adjust the volume, or mute your “S” Series hearing aids.
If controlling your hearing aids via remote control is something you always wanted, and you are “married” to your cell phone, maybe the new Starkey “S” series is something you might want to investigate.
[Note: the S-series are now obsolete, superseded by newer lines of Starkey aids with even better features.]