Jul 302012

With this fall’s launch of iOS 6 set to add support for new “Made for iPhone” hearing aids, a pair of new patent applications offer a glimpse of how Apple could even further benefit users who are hearing impaired.

The applications published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and discovered by AppleInsider are entitled Social Network for Sharing a Hearing Aid Setting and Remotely Updating a Hearing Aid Profile. They both describe smart hearing aids that could wirelessly connect to devices to make life easier for users with hearing issues.

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– Thanks to HG and AppleSider.com