Apple’s AirPods could be getting some new hearing health features soon. Analyst Mark Gurman speculates (opens in new tab) that Apple could soon add more health features to complement their existing ones, so much so that they become “a health tool”. This could include “the ability to somehow get hearing data”.
Gurman cites no sources to support this prediction. But given his very good track record at predicting Apple developments, it’s worth listening to.
With its AirPods, Apple has already dipped its toe into the health and hearing water. In recent years, Live Listen and Conversation Boost have been added, both of which help you hear more clearly what someone is saying. And AirPods could soon be able to monitor your posture and take your temperature, according to recent rumors.
As Gurman points out, neither Live Listen nor Conversation Boost have been approved by the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), so Apple could try to make these features more official in the coming years. The result? AirPods that could one day serve as a hearing aid replacement.
Apple has put its Watch on the health route, labeling it “a healthy leap forward.” Recent additions include “temperature sensors for deeper insights into women’s health,” sleep tracking, and improved workouts. Could the AirPods be next? We’ll keep our ear to the ground.
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