Connect hearing aids to your device

When you use hearing aids, it amplifies sound and makes it easier for you to hear.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 14 or later. Learn how to check your Android version.

Hearing aid compatibility

'M' or acoustic coupling mode

To use your hearing aid in 'M', or acoustic coupling mode, make sure that your hearing aid is set to 'M', and position the Android device receiver near the hearing aid's built-in microphone or microphones. The hearing aid will receive audio from the Pixel phone through its built-in microphones.

'T' or telecoil (inductive) coupling mode

To use your hearing aid in 'T', or telecoil (inductive) coupling mode, make sure that your hearing aid is set to 'T', and turn on hearing aid compatibility (HAC) mode on your Android device (see below). The hearing aid will receive only audio signal-based magnetic fields generated by the inductive coupling-capable Pixel phone.

You can pair hearing aids with your Android device:

Try to Pair with 'Connected devices' first since the method works with all types of hearing aids.

Pair with 'Connected devices'

The method below works with all types of hearing aids.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Pair new device.
  3. Choose your hearing aid from the list of available devices.
    • If you have more than one hearing aid: Wait for the first hearing aid to connect, then tap the other hearing aid in the list of available devices. After both are paired, the status will read 'Active, left and right'.
  4. To change the settings, next to the name of the hearing aid, tap Settings Settings.

Tip: If you have a Pixel phone, learn about your phone's hearing aid compatibility.

Pair with 'Accessibility'

Important: The method below works best with ASHA-compatible hearing aids.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility and then Hearing devices and then Pair new device.
  3. From the list of available devices, choose your hearing aids.
    • Make sure the hearing aids are in pairing mode.
    • If you have more than one hearing aid: Wait for the first hearing aid to connect, then tap the other hearing aid in the list of available devices. After both are paired, the status displays the message 'Active, left and right'.
Tips:
  • If you can't find your hearing device: To choose your hearing aids, in the 'Connected devices' page or 'All bluetooth devices' page, tap Don't see your hearing device.
  • To create a shortcut to hearing aids: Tap Accessibility and then Hearing devices and then Hearing device shortcut.

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