Rebecca Herbig Au.D.
What it is
The myControl app provides the wearer with a convenient way to control their Bluetooth ® directstreaming hearing aid Pure 13 BT. The myControl app is available for Apple mobile devices (iOS 9.3 and onwards), and can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store.
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What it does
myControl app serves three primary functions.
It is an easy-to-use remote control for the primax BT instruments. With a user-interface very similar to the popular touchControl app, myControl app offers intuitive and comprehensive adjustment possibilities for Signia Bluetooth hearing aids. Controls include volume control, program change, tinnitus therapy volume control, Spatial Configurator, and SoundBalance. It is even possible to adjust the volume of the two hearing aids separately.
Further controls can be adjusted under the Settings page of the app, including airplane mode, sound exposure and motion sensor data collection, language settings, a variety of system sounds, and low battery warning intervals.
myControl app serves as an easy-to-use command center when streaming audio to the hearing aids. Primax BT hearing aids allow direct streaming from the paired iPhone or iPad, whether it be a phone call or anything else. The streamed signal is sent to the hearing aids without delays or noticeable interruptions. Without a need to switch programs, it provides a smooth and effortless transition and sound impression.
When used together with StreamLine TV transmitter, myControl app serves as the remote control when streaming audio from TV. The wearer can initiate the TV stream and adjust the volume of the TV stream independently via the app.
While less visible in the user interface, myControl app also creates a connection between the wearer’s hearing instruments and the iPhone’s motion sensor. This is a unique aspect of Signia streaming technology which takes advantage of Bluetooth to improve not only wearer usability, but also audiological performance. By combining motion sensor information into the automatic steering of the hearing aid, improved signal processing decisions can be made and executed for features such as directionality, noise reduction, and frequency shaping to yield a better listening experience for the wearer throughout the day.
“Fitness Tracker” for Hearing
The myControl app Sound Exposure page displays the sound level around the user throughout the day, usage time, and provides projections regarding the probable speech understanding difficulty for different listening situations. This can help patients obtain a better understanding of their acoustic world and why some days are more tiring than others. It can also serve as a useful tool for the hearing care professional to better understand the patient’s needs during follow-up consultations.
Find out more
Herbig, R. How to use myControl app. [Online] 2017. https://www.signia-pro.com/scientific_marketing/
Hoydal, EH. Motion Detection: A system for the listener on the move. [Online] 2017. https://www.signia-pro.com/scientific_marketing/
Hoydal, EH. The next step in connectivity: Pure 13 BT, motion detection, and the myControl App. [Online] 2017. https://www.signia-pro.com/scientific_marketing/
Jacobs, A. The Connected Ear: Using Bluetooth to enhance audiological performance and outcomes. [Online] 2017. https://www.signia-pro.com/scientific_marketing/