A teacher asked about using an iPad with a pupil who’s partially hearing:
- What apps for reading and English did the Sound Advice team recommend?
- How can the student listen to audio files and Skype, from their iPad?
The student wears Phonak hearing aids and uses a FM system in school.
This list suggests apps for students with reading challenges.
Listening To The iPad:
To listen to audio files and Skype on the iPad, the student can look at using a Phonak ComPilot hearing device to pair their hearing-aid/s with the iPad. The ComPilot is used by some deaf pilots in the US, to hear in-flight radio. Check with an audiologist if you have questions about pairing devices.
Cochlear implant wearers can also plug their sound processor/s directly into the iPad, using their personal audio cable if the device is running off battery power. If the iPad is being charged from the mains during use however, the TV/HiFi cable should be used to guard against power surges to both devices.
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