GENIUS™ 3.0 Technology now makes it easier than ever to hear on the move. When pairing your hearing aids to your MEcontrol app, you’re able to take advantage of motion information provided by your smartphone’s motion sensors. This allows your hearing aids to recognize if you’re on the move and adjust settings to provide the most natural hearing experience based on your environment and situation.
Hear Clearly in the Car
One great example of when motion detection technology is extremely effective is while in the car, especially when working in tandem with directional microphones. Cars are a challenging listening environment because ordinary means of improving speech understanding in noisy environments is ineffective. Typically, traditional directional microphones suppress sounds that come from behind or from the sides and focus on the front, where speech sounds usually come from. But while in the car, you often have conversations with people behind or next to you.
Luckily, using motion detection and many complex signal-processing algorithms, your hearing aid (with the help of the MEcontrol app and your smartphone) can analyze the noise pattern and determine that you’re riding in a car. A soon as the app recognizes you’re in the car, the directional microphone automatically engages and steers to focus on the speaker, whether they are in front, behind or to the side of you. It also suppresses noise from other directions, allowing you to easily follow conversations in the car without turning your heard. This is especially important if you’re the driver!
How to Activate Motion Detection
It’s easy to activate this feature on your phone and in your MEcontrol app. First, you must pair your hearing aids to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You then need to open your app and grant it access to your phone’s location information and motion and activity information. Do this by going to privacy settings on your smartphone and activating location services and fitness tracking. Once this is activated. The Bluetooth connection between your hearing aids and your smartphone will optimize your hearing experience while you’re in motion via your MEcontrol app.
Other Benefits of the MEcontrol App
Using the MEcontrol app makes life with hearing aids easier than ever. In addition to motion detection, some amazing features include:
- Sound exposure: Track your exposure to noise and take better care of your hearing health.
- TV: Enjoy high-quality sound streamed directly to your hearing aids using the TV streamer. Adjust the volume using your MEcontrol app.
- Phone calls: stream phone calls directly from your smartphone to your hearing aids for a seamless, convenient experience.
- Music: Stream your favorite music directly to your hearing aids for an excellent listening experience.
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