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How to use your device as a hearing aid with Sound Amplifier in Android Pie

How to use your device as a hearing aid with Sound Amplifier in Android Pie

In this article

How to download and install Sound Amplifier

How to enable Sound Amplifier

Using Sound Amplifier

How to adjust Sound Amplifier’s settings

How to download and install Sound Amplifier

  1. Open the Google Play Store app 
  2. Type Sound Amplifier into the search box and press the search button.
  3. Select Sound Amplifier from the search results.
  4. Click Install to begin downloading and installing the app.
  5. When you have installed Sound Amplifier you will find it in Accessibility settings.

How to enable Sound Amplifier

  1. To access the Accessibility features on your Android device open the Settings app 
  2. In the Settings app, select Accessibility from the list.
  3. Now scroll down to the Downloaded services section and select Sound Amplifier.
  4. On the Sound Amplifier screen, select Use service to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. You will see a notification advising you that the Sound Amplifier needs to observe certain actions as you use your device.  If you are happy to proceed, select OK.
  6. The Accessibility button  will appear in the bottom navigation bar on your device.

Using Sound Amplifier

  1. Select the Accessibility button  in the bottom navigation bar on your device to start Sound Amplifier.
  2. On first use you can grant or deny permission for the app to make and manage phone calls and to record audio.
  3. Press the Accessibility button again to stop the Sound Amplifier.

How to adjust Sound Amplifier’s settings

  1. From any screen, select the Accessibility button  in the bottom navigation bar on your device to start Sound Amplifier.
  2. Select the notification that appears at the top of the screen titled Sound Amplifier is active, Tap to adjust sound in Settings.
  3. The Sound Amplifier settings let you adjust the audio volume, fine-tune the quality and increase the microphone volume.
  4. If the location is noisy, select Reduce unwanted sound to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. Adjust the Sound reduction intensity slider.

Note: we have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.

Created on: May-29-2019

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