iPad is designed with powerful features to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing do what they love. If you use sign language, FaceTime is a great way to have conversations in vivid detail. Made for iPhone hearing aids and sound processors provide outstanding sound quality with settings you can personalize to your situation and location. And Live Listen helps you have better conversations in loud places with AirPods or Made for iPhone hearing aids.

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids Designed to just work. Wherever your day takes you.

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Apple has worked with top manufacturers to create hearing aids and sound processors designed specifically for iPhone and iPad. These advanced hearing devices 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 device 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 Tune out the noise and hear more of what matters.

Made for iPhone hearing aids, sound processors, and now AirPods 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 Sign across the street, or across the globe.

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

iMessage Chat through type, photos, smileys, and more.

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 Customizable captions for movies, TV shows, and podcasts.

Closed captions on iPad

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To watch movies and 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, including styles that are larger and outlined for better legibility. For those who are deaf-blind, iPad lets VoiceOver users access closed caption and subtitle tracks through their braille displays.

Mono Audio Find the right balance for you.

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

Rampage is available on iTunes

Enable accessibility features on iPad.

  1. From the Home screen, go to settings and select General.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Select and turn on the features you want to use.

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