Built for the things you do every day. And every way you experience them.

Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement your vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. So you can create, learn, work, play, and do pretty much anything you want to do, wherever you want to do it, more easily than ever.

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Apple has worked with top manufacturers to create hearing aids designed specifically for iPhone and iPad. These advanced hearing aids provide outstanding sound quality, offer many helpful features, and are as easy to set up and use as any other Bluetooth device. You can quickly access the features and settings of your paired hearing aid by triple-clicking the Home button. Glance at the battery status or change the left and right volume, together or separately. And quickly apply your audiologist’s environmental presets as you go outdoors or enter noisy locations, like restaurants, without having to rely on additional remotes.

Live Listen for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone hearing aids can help you have better conversations in loud places. Just turn on the Live Listen feature and move your iPad toward the people you’re talking with.1 Live Listen uses the microphone to pick up what they’re saying more clearly.

Made for iPhone hearing aids

FaceTime

FaceTime on iPad

Catch every gesture and facial expression — from raised eyebrow to ear-to-ear smile. High-quality video and a fast frame rate make FaceTime ideal for people who communicate using sign language. And because Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch all come equipped with FaceTime, you can talk to iOS and macOS users across the street or across the globe.2

Messages with iMessage

iMessage lets you start up a conversation without needing to say or hear a word. Send unlimited messages to anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or Mac. Or send a group message to keep everyone in the loop. You can also share photos, videos, locations, links, or the occasional smiley.3

FaceTime on iPad

Closed Captions

Closed Captions on iPad

Zootropolis is available on iTunes

To watch podcasts with closed captions, just look for the CC icon in the iTunes Store or find captioned podcasts in iTunes U. Download straight to your iPad to watch on the go. iOS also supports open captions and subtitles. You can even customize captions with different styles and fonts.

Mono Audio

When you’re using headphones, you may miss some audio if you’re hard of hearing or deaf in one ear. That’s because stereo recordings usually have distinct left- and right-channel audio tracks. iOS can help by playing both audio channels in both ears, and letting you adjust the balance for greater volume in either ear, so you won’t miss a single note of a concerto or word of an audiobook.

Closed Captions on iPad

Zootropolis is available on iTunes

Resources

Support

Explore the hearing accessibility features built into our other products.