How to Use Your iPhone with Hearing Aids

By Dwight Spivey

If you have Bluetooth enabled or use another style of hearing aid, your iPhone may be able to detect it and work with its settings to improve sound on your phone calls. Follow these steps to connect your hearing aid to your iPhone.

  1. Tap Settings on the Home screen, then tap General.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then scroll down to the Hearing section and tap MFi (Made for iPhone) Hearing Aids.

    On the following screen, your iPhone searches for hearing aid devices.

    iPhone hearing aid

    If you have a non-MFi hearing aid, add your hearing aid in Bluetooth settings. To do so, go to Settings → Bluetooth, make sure the Bluetooth toggle switch is On (green), and select your hearing aid in the list of devices.

  3. When your device appears, tap it.
  4. Tap the Back button in the upper-left corner of the screen, scroll back down to the Hearing section (if you’re not returned there), and tap Hearing Aid Compatibility to turn on a feature that could improve audio quality when you’re using your hearing aid.