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Managing Hearing Accessibility Settings on Your iPhone 6s

By Nancy C. Muir

If you have hearing difficulties, you can easily manage the hearing accessibility settings on your iPhone. Some settings are adjustable and other hearing accessibility settings are simple On/Off settings. These include:

  • Mono Audio: Using the stereo effect in headphones or a headset breaks up sounds so that you hear a portion in one ear and a portion in the other ear. The purpose is to simulate the way your ears process sounds. If there is only one channel of sound, that sound is sent to both ears. However, if you’re hard of hearing or deaf in one ear, you’re hearing only a portion of the sound in your hearing ear, which can be frustrating.

    If you have such hearing challenges and want to use iPhone with a headset connected, you should turn on Mono Audio. When it’s turned on, all sound is combined and distributed to both ears. You can use the slider below Mono Audio to direct more sound to the ear you hear best with.

  • LED Flash for Alerts: If you need a visual clue when an alert is spoken, turn this setting on.

  • Phone Noise Cancellation: If you’re annoyed at ambient noise when you make a call in public (or noisy private) settings, with an iPhone 5 or later, turn on the Phone Noise Cancellation feature. When you hold the phone to your ear during a call, this feature reduces background noise to some extent.