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From: "Hearing Associates of Northern Virginia, LLC" <admin@...>
Date: March 15, 2022 at 9:53:26 AM EDT
Subject: Hands-Free Calling with the Latest Hearing Aid Technology
Hands-Free Calling with the Latest Hearing Aid Technology
We are pleased to share an update that might be helpful to Apple users. Apple has released a new protocol (Low Energy Audio, or LEA, 2.0) that allows the newest generations of hearing aids to be used as compatible headsets for convenient, hands-free, calling. Whereas previously users had to have their phones in their hands to be heard by their caller, now your phone can reside in your purse, your bag, or your pocket, and you can enjoy effortless, two-way streaming of phone calls. Right now, this update is coming from Apple only. We have not heard yet from Android when we can expect similar updates, but we will let you know when we do.
What is required to achieve this?
* Hands-free communication is available with iPhone 11 or later running iOS software 15.2 or later, and iPad running iPadOS 15.2 or later.
* Newer generation (e.g., Oticon More, Widex Moment, Starkey Evolv, or Resound One) hearing aids that utilize Bluetooth connectivity.
* Most likely, a firmware upgrade that can be easily performed in our office in five or ten minutes.
We would like to invite anyone who wishes to obtain a firmware upgrade to take advantage of this Hands-Free Calling to stop by our office on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. We will update your firmware on your devices as a courtesy while you wait in our waiting area or your car for a curbside option, and we will offer you a sweet treat! If you need adjustments to your hearing devices or wish to talk about upgrading your technology, please call us at (703) 748-3300 to schedule a visit.
When you stop in to visit us for your firmware upgrade, make sure to introduce yourself to our new administrative genius, Kate Kelly! Kate joined our team in January. She is a super fast learner and is already finding ways to help us improve our efficiency around the office. Welcome, Kate!
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you soon!
Dr. Crovato, Dr. Yunes, and Dr. Trinka
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