Windows 11 Amplifies Accessibility: Hearing Aid Integration Unveiled.

By admin

27 October 2023
DATE


Microsoft
ORG

has unveiled a new accessibility feature for

Windows 11
PRODUCT

, catering to users with hearing aids. In a recent announcement, the company revealed that

Windows 11
LAW

Insider Preview Build 25977 now supports hearing aids equipped with

Bluetooth LE Audio
ORG

technology, allowing users to seamlessly take calls, listen to music, and stream audio from their PCs.

While this functionality is currently limited to select

Windows
PRODUCT

devices with

Bluetooth LE Audio
ORG

support,

Microsoft
ORG

has plans to expand its availability to more PCs in the future. The tech giant also promises to introduce additional capabilities for hearing aids, including the ability to control audio presets within the

Windows
PRODUCT

environment.

This development is part of a broader trend in the tech industry, where major companies are increasingly focusing on hearing technology.

Sony
ORG

, for example, launched self-fitting hearing aids in partnership with

WS Audiology
ORG

, and there have been reports of

Apple
ORG

exploring the idea of positioning

Air Pods
PRODUCT

as hearing aids. These moves reflect a growing interest in the hearing aid market, especially since retailers began selling over-the-counter hearing aids

last year
DATE

.

In addition to the hearing aid support, Build

25977
CARDINAL

also introduced privacy updates that notify users when apps attempt to access their location or Wi-Fi information, enhancing overall user security. For more information, please read

MSN
ORG

’s article about

Windows 11
LAW

new accessibility feature with hearing aids.