How Technology can Facilitate Hearing

Michael Howard, a 32-year-old electrical engineer suffers from Usher’s Syndrome—a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss from birth and gradual loss of vision in adulthood. Michael has worn hearing aides from a young age but recently he has been able to upgrade from a bulky device worn around his neck to wireless hearing aides directly connected to his Apple Watch. Now he can adjust a multitude of settings discreetly and conveniently just by opening the free ReSound Smart App on his watch or his IPhone. Michael can personalize his hearing experience—adjusting his hearing aides to his environment, wind, background noise, volume, etc. As a result he finds himself saying “what?” less often.

Apple Watch and iPhone Facilitate Hearing for Peninsula Engineer With Usher Syndrome